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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 218 BCSecond Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.
- 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.
- 1917The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress.
- 1958Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched.
- 1966Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
- 1973The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
- 1978Dominica joins the United Nations.
- 20022003 California recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.
- 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.
Who were born on December 18?
- 1661Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)
- 1873Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
- 1888Robert Moses, American public works official (d. 1981)
- 1965Fawna MacLaren, American model and actress
- 1970DMX, American rapper and actor
- 1970Fernando Solabarrieta, Chilean journalist
- 1970Johnny Yeo, English artist
- 1970Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
- 1975Masaki Sumitani, Japanese comedian
- 1987Sneha Ullal, Bollywood Actress
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