December 17: Day of the Week
December 17, 2020 is the 352nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1807France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.
- 1819Simón Bolívar declares the independence of the Republic of Gran Colombia in Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela).
- 1837Fire in the Winter Palace of Saint Petersburg occurred.
- 1927Indian revolutionary Rajendranath Lahiri was hanged to death in Gonda jail of U.P. in India 2 days before the scheduled date.
- 1947First flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber.
- 1957The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- 1969The SALT I talks begin.
- 1973Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
- 1983The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in London, killing six people.
- 2002Second Congo War: The Congolese parties of the Inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord which makes provision for transitional governance and legislative and presidential elections within two years.
Who were born on December 17?
- 1734Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)
- 1749Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (d. 1801)
- 1887Josef Lada, Czech painter (d. 1957)
- 1931Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor
- 1945Ernie Hudson, American actor
- 1953Sally Menke, American film editor (d. 2010)
- 1955Brad Davis, American basketball player
- 1957Bob Ojeda, American baseball player
- 1975Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-born actress
- 1982Josh Barfield, American baseball player
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