December 18: Day of the Week
December 18, 2019 is the 352nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 13 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1271Kublai Khan renames his empire “Yuan” (ࠠ3; yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China.
- 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
- 1915U.S. President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt Wilson while president of the United States.
- 1935The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
- 1956Japan joins the United Nations.
- 1971Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
- 1997HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
- 2005The civil war in Chad begins when rebel groups, allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launch an attack in Adré.
Who were born on December 18?
- 1847Augusta Holmès, French composer (d. 1903)
- 1913Alfred Bester, American author (d. 1987)
- 1927Ramsey Clark, 66th U.S. Attorney General
- 1946Steve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 1977)
- 1950Leonard Maltin, American film critic
- 1970Anthony Catanzaro, American fitness model
- 1970Giannis Ploutarhos, Greek singer
- 1971Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player
- 1974Peter Boulware, American football player
- 1980Christina Aguilera, American singer
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