December 18: Day of the Week
December 18, 2020 is the 353rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 13 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.
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 18 Historical Event(s)
- 218 BCSecond Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.
- 1642Abel Tasman becomes first European to land in New Zealand.
- 1787New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- 1878John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.
- 1878The Al-Thani family become the rulers of the state of Qatar
- 1898Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first officially recognized land speed record of 39.245 mi/h in a Jeantaud electric car.
- 1987Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language.
- 1989The European Community and the Soviet Union sign an agreement on trade and commercial and economic cooperation.
- 2006The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia. The death toll of all flooding is at least 118, with over 400,000 people displaced.
- 2006United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
Who were born on December 18?
- 1825Charles Griffin, American general (d. 1876)
- 1888Dame Gladys Cooper, English actress (d. 1971)
- 1953Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen singer-songwriter
- 1954Ray Liotta, American actor
- 1968Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
- 1968Casper Van Dien, American actor
- 1970Victoria Pratt, Canadian actress and fitness model
- 1977José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player
- 1983Andy Fantuz, Canadian football player
- 1986Usman Khawaja, Australian cricketer
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