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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)

  • 942
    Assassination of William I of Normandy.
  • 1577
    Francis Drake sails from Plymouth, England, on a secret mission to explore the Pacific Coast of the Americas for English Queen Elizabeth I.
  • 1790
    Discovery of the Aztec calendar stone.
  • 1918
    Culmination of the Darwin Rebellion as some 1000 demonstrators march on Government House in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt disappears while swimming near Portsea, Victoria and is presumed drowned.
  • 1970
    Polish 1970 protests: In Gdynia soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
  • 2003
    The Soham murder trial ends at the Old Bailey in London, with Ian Huntley found guilty of two counts of murder. His girlfriend Maxine Carr is found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
  • 2005
    Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Who were born on December 17?

  • 1835
    Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, American scientist; son of Louis Agassiz (d. 1910)
  • 1910
    Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)
  • 1931
    James McGaugh, American professor and neurobiologist
  • 1943
    Mary Brunner, American “Manson Family” member
  • 1955
    Brad Davis, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist
  • 1966
    Tracy Byrd, American musician
  • 1977
    Samuel Pahlsson, Swedish hockey player
  • 1978
    Neil Sanderson, Canadian drummer (Three Days Grace)
  • 1982
    Craig Kielburger, Canadian anti-child-labor activist

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