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Friday December 17, 2021

December 17: Day of the Week

December 17, 2021 is the 351st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1577
    Francis Drake sails from Plymouth, England, on a secret mission to explore the Pacific Coast of the Americas for English Queen Elizabeth I.
  • 1586
    Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
  • 1807
    France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: U.S. forces attack a friendly Lenape village in the Battle of the Mississinewa.
  • 1903
    The Wright Brothers make their first powered and heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • 1918
    Culmination of the Darwin Rebellion as some 1000 demonstrators march on Government House in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
  • 1973
    Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
  • 2005
    Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • 2005
    Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicate the throne as King of Bhutan.
  • 2009
    MV Danny F II sinks off the coast of Lebanon, resulting in the deaths of 44 people and over 28,000 animals.

Who were born on December 17?

  • 1900
    Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)
  • 1903
    Ray Noble, English bandleader and actor (d. 1978)
  • 1951
    Tatyana Kazankina, Soviet athlete
  • 1955
    Brad Davis, American basketball player
  • 1958
    Mike Mills, American musician (R.E.M.)
  • 1973
    Konstadinos Gatsioudis, Greek javelin thrower
  • 1973
    Paula Radcliffe, English runner
  • 1973
    Rian Johnson, American writer and director
  • 1982
    Josh Barfield, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Taylor York, American rock guitarist

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