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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1398
    Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud’s armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur.
  • 1919
    Uruguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1926
    Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the 1926 coup d'état is successful.
  • 1960
    1960 Munich Convair 340 crash: 20 passengers and crew on board as well as 32 people on the ground are killed.
  • 1960
    Troops 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.
  • 1961
    Fire in the Gran Circus American in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the biggest tragedy in circus history.
  • 1969
    Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings are generated as a result of “A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects.”
  • 1981
    Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigade in Verona, Italy.
  • 1989
    The first episode of television series The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, airs in the United States.
  • 1997
    The United Kingdom commences its Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, which extends the state’s gun ban to include all handguns—with the exception of antique and show weapons.

Who were born on December 17?

  • 1734
    Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)
  • 1847
    Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)
  • 1887
    Josef Lada, Czech painter (d. 1957)
  • 1904
    Paul Cadmus, American artist (d. 1999)
  • 1931
    Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor
  • 1939
    Eddie Kendricks, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1992)
  • 1973
    Paula Radcliffe, English runner
  • 1980
    Eli Pariser, American political blogger and activist
  • 1980
    Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver
  • 1981
    Tim Wiese, German footballer

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