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Tuesday December 17, 2019

December 17: Day of the Week

December 17, 2019 is the 351st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1777
    France formally recognizes the United States of America.
  • 1928
    Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru assassinate British police officer James Saunders in Lahore, Punjab to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at the hands of the police. The three were executed in 1931.
  • 1947
    First flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber.
  • 1960
    1960 Munich Convair 340 crash: 20 passengers and crew on board as well as 32 people on the ground are killed.
  • 1961
    Fire in the Gran Circus American in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the biggest tragedy in circus history.
  • 1969
    The SALT I talks begin.
  • 1989
    Romanian Revolution: Protests continue in Timişoara with rioters breaking into the Romanian Communist Party’s District Committee building and attempting to set it on fire.
  • 2005
    Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • 2005
    Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicate the throne as King of Bhutan.
  • 2010
    Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire.This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution. The success of the Tunisian protests sparked protests in several other Arab countries.

Who were born on December 17?

  • 1778
    Humphry Davy, English chemist and physicist (d. 1829)
  • 1903
    Ray Noble, English bandleader and actor (d. 1978)
  • 1912
    Edward Short, British politician
  • 1936
    Jorge Bergoglio, Argentine cardinal
  • 1943
    Mary Brunner, American “Manson Family” member
  • 1953
    Samuel Hadida, Morrocan film producer
  • 1982
    Craig Kielburger, Canadian anti-child-labor activist
  • 1982
    Ryan Moats, American football player
  • 1982
    Stephane Lasme, Gabonese basketball player
  • 1983
    Erik Christensen, Canadian hockey player

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