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Friday December 18, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1271
    Kublai Khan renames his empire “Yuan” (ࠠ3; yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China.
  • 1888
    Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde.
  • 1916
    World 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.
  • 1935
    The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
  • 1958
    Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched.
  • 1966
    Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
  • 1971
    Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
  • 1973
    The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
  • 1978
    Dominica joins the United Nations.
  • 2006
    United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.

Who were born on December 18?

  • 1725
    Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
  • 1897
    Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952)
  • 1927
    Ramsey Clark, 66th U.S. Attorney General
  • 1928
    Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 2003)
  • 1945
    Jean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1946
    Steven Spielberg, American film director
  • 1963
    Greg D'Angelo, American musician (White Lion)
  • 1968
    Casper Van Dien, American actor
  • 1975
    David O'Doherty, Irish comedian
  • 1985
    Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel

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