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Saturday December 18, 2021

December 18: Day of the Week

December 18, 2021 is the 352nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 13 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1777
    The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga in October.
  • 1793
    Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
  • 1878
    The Al-Thani family become the rulers of the state of Qatar
  • 1888
    Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde.
  • 1900
    The 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.
  • 1916
    World 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.
  • 1932
    The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yd long.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.
  • 1987
    Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language.
  • 2006
    United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.

Who were born on December 18?

  • 1707
    Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (d. 1788)
  • 1778
    Joseph Grimaldi, English clown (d. 1837)
  • 1908
    Paul Siple, American Antarctic explorer (d. 1969)
  • 1929
    Józef Cardinal Glemp, Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of Warsaw
  • 1935
    Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • 1942
    Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • 1968
    Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
  • 1972
    Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
  • 1975
    Masaki Sumitani, Japanese comedian
  • 1983
    Andy Fantuz, Canadian football player

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