December 17: Day of the Week
December 17, 2022 is the 351st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1538Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII of England.
- 1577Francis Drake sails from Plymouth, England, on a secret mission to explore the Pacific Coast of the Americas for English Queen Elizabeth I.
- 1586Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
- 1807France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.
- 1865First performance of the Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert.
- 1944World War II: Battle of the Bulge – Malmedy massacre – American 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion POWs are shot by Waffen-SS Kampfgruppe Peiper.
- 1950The F-86 Sabre’s first mission over Korea.
- 1960Troops loyal to Haile Selassie I in Ethiopia crush the coup that began December 13, returning power to their leader upon his return from Brazil. Haile Selassie absolves his son of any guilt.
- 1973Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
- 2005Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicate the throne as King of Bhutan.
Who were born on December 17?
- 1900Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)
- 1903Ray Noble, English bandleader and actor (d. 1978)
- 1905Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)
- 1923Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
- 1937Art Neville, American musician (The Neville Brothers)
- 1964Michele Tafoya, American sportcaster
- 1975Mayuko Aoki, Japanese voice actress
- 1979Jaimee Foxworth, American actress
- 1980Eli Pariser, American political blogger and activist
- 1982Lorenzo Cittadini, Italian rugby player
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