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Thursday December 17, 2020

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.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1807
    France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.
  • 1819
    Simón Bolívar declares the independence of the Republic of Gran Colombia in Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela).
  • 1837
    Fire in the Winter Palace of Saint Petersburg occurred.
  • 1927
    Indian revolutionary Rajendranath Lahiri was hanged to death in Gonda jail of U.P. in India 2 days before the scheduled date.
  • 1947
    First flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber.
  • 1957
    The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1969
    The SALT I talks begin.
  • 1973
    Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
  • 1983
    The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in London, killing six people.
  • 2002
    Second 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?

  • 1734
    Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)
  • 1749
    Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (d. 1801)
  • 1887
    Josef Lada, Czech painter (d. 1957)
  • 1931
    Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor
  • 1945
    Ernie Hudson, American actor
  • 1953
    Sally Menke, American film editor (d. 2010)
  • 1955
    Brad Davis, American basketball player
  • 1957
    Bob Ojeda, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-born actress
  • 1982
    Josh Barfield, American baseball player

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