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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)

  • 1583
    Cologne War: Forces under Ernest of Bavaria defeats the troops under Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg at the Siege of Godesberg.
  • 1586
    Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
  • 1600
    Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
  • 1777
    France formally recognizes the United States of America.
  • 1819
    Simón Bolívar declares the independence of the Republic of Gran Colombia in Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela).
  • 1941
    World War II: Japanese forces land in Northern Borneo.
  • 1947
    First flight of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber.
  • 1957
    The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1973
    Terrorism: 30 passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
  • 1983
    The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in London, killing six people.

Who were born on December 17?

  • 1874
    William Lyon Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1950)
  • 1881
    Aubrey Faulkner, South African cricketer (d. 1930)
  • 1931
    Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor
  • 1937
    Calvin Waller, American Army general (d. 1996)
  • 1953
    Bill Pullman, American actor
  • 1955
    Brad Davis, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist
  • 1965
    Craig Berube, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968
    Andrey Golovatiuk, Russian politician
  • 1983
    Kosuke Saito, Japanese DJ

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