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)
- 1271Kublai Khan renames his empire “Yuan” (ࠠ3; yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China.
- 1888Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde.
- 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.
- 1958Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched.
- 1966Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
- 1971Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
- 1973The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
- 1978Dominica joins the United Nations.
- 2006United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
Who were born on December 18?
- 1725Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
- 1897Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952)
- 1927Ramsey Clark, 66th U.S. Attorney General
- 1928Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 2003)
- 1945Jean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1946Steven Spielberg, American film director
- 1963Greg D'Angelo, American musician (White Lion)
- 1968Casper Van Dien, American actor
- 1975David O'Doherty, Irish comedian
- 1985Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel
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