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Sunday December 8, 2019

December 8: Day of the Week

December 8, 2019 is the 342nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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 8 Historical Event(s)

  • 1912
    Leaders of the German Empire hold an Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out.
  • 1941
    United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be “a date which will live in infamy”, after which the U.S. and the Republic of China declare war against Japan.
  • 1949
    United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is established to provide aid to Palestinian refugees who left their homes during the 1948 Palestinian exodus.
  • 1962
    Workers at four New York City newspapers (this later increases to nine) go on strike for 114 days.
  • 1974
    A plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.
  • 1987
    An Israeli army tank transporter kills four Palestinian refugees and injures seven others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the Israel–Gaza Strip border, sparking the First Intifada.
  • 1987
    The Alianza Lima air disaster occurs.
  • 1991
    The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • 1998
    The Australian Cricket Board’s cover-up of Shane Warne and Mark Waugh’s involvement with bookmakers is revealed.
  • 2004
    The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.

Who were born on December 8?

  • 1822
    Jakov Ignjatović, Serbian novelist and prose writer (d. 1889)
  • 1864
    Camille Claudel, French graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1943)
  • 1865
    Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (d. 1957)
  • 1918
    Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • 1930
    Julian Critchley, British politician (d. 2000)
  • 1944
    George Baker, Dutch singer and songwriter
  • 1968
    Michael Cole, American professional wrestling commentator
  • 1975
    Kevin Harvick, American racing driver
  • 1978
    Anwar Siraj, Ethiopian footballer
  • 1980
    Lisa Kelly, American reality television personality

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