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.
- 1793Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
- 1892premiere performance of The Nutcracker Ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg.
- 1917The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress.
- 1971Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
- 1987Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language.
- 1996The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring “Ebonics” a language or dialect.
- 1999NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
- 2005The civil war in Chad begins when rebel groups, allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launch an attack in Adré.
- 2006United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
Who were born on December 18?
- 1602Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)
- 1913Alfred Bester, American author (d. 1987)
- 1963Allan Kayser, American actor
- 1966Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
- 1970Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
- 1973Leila Arcieri, American actress and model
- 1978Ali Curtis, American soccer player
- 1985Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel
- 1985Natalie Gal, Russian fashion model
- 1987Ayaka, Japanese singer
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