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)
- 1642Abel Tasman becomes first European to land in New Zealand.
- 1878John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.
- 1888Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde.
- 1912The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is announced by Charles Dawson.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.
- 1958Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched.
- 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.
- 1999NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
- 2010Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa protests
Who were born on December 18?
- 1825Charles Griffin, American general (d. 1876)
- 1851Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino orator and satirist (d. 1896)
- 1907Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
- 1930Moose Skowron, American baseball player
- 1938Chas Chandler, English musician (The Animals) (d. 1996)
- 1943Keith Richards, English guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
- 1958Geordie Walker, English rock musician and lead guitarist for post-punk band Killing Joke
- 1958Julia Wolfe, American composer
- 1966Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
- 1983Andy Fantuz, Canadian football player
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