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Friday December 21, 2018

December 21: Day of the Week

December 21, 2018 is the 355th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 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.

December 2018
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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 21: This Day in History

This is a frequent day for the winter solstice to occur in the northern hemisphere and summer solstice to occur in the southern hemisphere.

December 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1620
    Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • 1826
    American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion.
  • 1861
    Medal of Honor: Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1937
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater.
  • 1941
    World War II: A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew.
  • 1967
    Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, after living for 18 days after the transplant.
  • 1973
    The Geneva Conference on the Arab-Israeli conflict opens.
  • 1979
    Lancaster House Agreement: An independence agreement for Rhodesia is signed in London by Lord Carrington, Sir Ian Gilmour, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and S.C. Mundawarara.
  • 1988
    A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270.
  • 1994
    Mexican volcano Popocatepetl, dormant for 47 years, erupts gases and ash.

Who were born on December 21?

  • 1840
    Namık Kemal, Turkish nationalist poet (d. 1888)
  • 1878
    Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1921
    John Severin, American comics artist
  • 1924
    Rita Reys, Dutch jazzsinger
  • 1926
    Joe Paterno, American football coach
  • 1949
    Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek politician
  • 1955
    Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician
  • 1967
    Ervin Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Mirela Manjani, Greek javelin thrower
  • 1982
    Iljo Keisse, Belgian cyclist

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