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)
- 1878John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.
- 1878The Al-Thani family become the rulers of the state of Qatar
- 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.
- 1915U.S. President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Bolling Galt Wilson while president of the United States.
- 1944World War II: 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.
- 1956Japan joins the United Nations.
- 1999NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
- 2006The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia. The death toll of all flooding is at least 118, with over 400,000 people displaced.
- 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?
- 1602Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)
- 1661Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)
- 1825John S. Harris, American politician (d. 1906)
- 1936Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
- 1943Alan Rudolph, American film director and screenwriter
- 1960Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist
- 1964Robson Green, English actor and singer
- 1977José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player
- 1979Carlos, Portuguese footballer
- 1985Natalie Gal, Russian fashion model
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