December 18: Day of the Week
December 18, 2022 is the 352nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 13 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1912The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is announced by Charles Dawson.
- 1915U.S. President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt Wilson while president of the United States.
- 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.
- 1935The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
- 1956Japan joins the United Nations.
- 1966Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
- 1969Capital punishment in the United Kingdom: Home Secretary James Callaghan’s motion to make permanent the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965, which had temporarily suspended capital punishment in England, Wales and Scotland for murder (but not for all crimes) for a period of five years.
- 1978Dominica joins the United Nations.
- 20022003 California recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.
- 2010Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests
Who were born on December 18?
- 1507Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
- 1835Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
- 1879Paul Klee, Swiss-born painter (d. 1940)
- 1913Alfred Bester, American author (d. 1987)
- 1917Ossie Davis, American actor and activist (d. 2005)
- 1941Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer
- 1949Terry Hertzler, American poet
- 1969Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
- 1980Heinz Inniger, Swiss snowboarder
- 1985Natalie Gal, Russian fashion model
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