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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

December 2021

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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)

  • 1583
    Cologne War: Forces under Ernest of Bavaria defeats the troops under Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg at the Siege of Godesberg.
  • 1600
    Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: U.S. forces attack a friendly Lenape village in the Battle of the Mississinewa.
  • 1907
    Ugyen Wangchuck is crowned first King of Bhutan
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigade in Verona, Italy.
  • 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
  • 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?

  • 1749
    Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (d. 1801)
  • 1905
    Simo Häyhä, Finnish sniper (d. 2002)
  • 1921
    Lore Berger, Swiss writer (d. 1943)
  • 1937
    Art Neville, American musician (The Neville Brothers)
  • 1937
    Calvin Waller, American Army general (d. 1996)
  • 1938
    Carlo Little, English drummer (d. 2005)
  • 1946
    Eugene Levy, Canadian actor
  • 1955
    Brad Davis, American basketball player
  • 1956
    Peter Farrelly, American film director
  • 1957
    Earl Hudson, American drummer (Bad Brains)

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