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)
- 1271Kublai Khan renames his empire “Yuan” (ࠠ3; yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China.
- 1777The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga in October.
- 1878John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.
- 1900The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.
- 1916World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of Staff Erich Von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French, and suffer 337,000 casualties.
- 1971Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
- 1973The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
- 1997HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
- 2006United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
- 2010Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests
Who were born on December 18?
- 1825John S. Harris, American politician (d. 1906)
- 1933Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected serial killer (d. 1992)
- 1948Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
- 1961Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater
- 1970Cowboy Troy, American rapper
- 1970Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
- 1974Euroboy, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
- 1977Lindsay Armaou, Irish singer
- 1977Ryan Scott Ottney, American journalist and comic book writer
- 1979Carlos, Portuguese footballer
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