December 18: Day of the Week
December 18, 2018 is the 352nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 13 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1777The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga in October.
- 1787New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- 1878John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- 1912The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is announced by Charles Dawson.
- 1944World War II: 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.
- 1973Soviet Soyuz Programme: Soyuz 13, crewed by cosmonauts Valentin Lebedev and Pyotr Klimuk, is launched from Baikonur in the Soviet Union.
- 1973The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
- 2005The civil war in Chad begins when rebel groups, allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launch an attack in Adré.
- 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)
- 1907Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
- 1912Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)
- 1913Alfred Bester, American author (d. 1987)
- 1950Heinz-Josef Kehr, German footballer
- 1952John Leventhal, musician, producer, songwriter, and recording engineer, married to Rosanne Cash
- 1954John Booth, British racing driver, founder of Manor Motorsport
- 1963Norman Brown, smooth jazz musician
- 1976Koyuki, Japanese actress and model
- 1983Darren Carter, English footballer
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