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Saturday December 17, 2022

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

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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.
  • 1538
    Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII of England.
  • 1583
    Cologne War: Forces under Ernest of Bavaria defeats the troops under Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg at the Siege of Godesberg.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    1960 Munich Convair 340 crash: 20 passengers and crew on board as well as 32 people on the ground are killed.
  • 1981
    Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigade in Verona, Italy.
  • 1989
    Fernando Collor de Mello defeats Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the second round of the Brazilian presidential election, becoming the first democratically elected President in almost 30 years.
  • 1989
    The first episode of television series The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, airs in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    SpaceShipOne flight 11P, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first supersonic flight.

Who were born on December 17?

  • 1734
    Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)
  • 1881
    Aubrey Faulkner, South African cricketer (d. 1930)
  • 1892
    Sam Barry, American basketball coach (d. 1950)
  • 1904
    Paul Cadmus, American artist (d. 1999)
  • 1923
    Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Jacqueline Hill, English actress (d. 1993)
  • 1937
    Art Neville, American musician (The Neville Brothers)
  • 1958
    Mike Mills, American musician (R.E.M.)
  • 1977
    Samuel Pahlsson, Swedish hockey player
  • 1982
    Lorenzo Cittadini, Italian rugby player

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