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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1914
    A squadron of Britain’s Royal Navy defeats an inferior squadron of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    A plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.
  • 1987
    The Alianza Lima air disaster occurs.
  • 1987
    The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
  • 1991
    The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
  • 1993
    The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998
    Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
  • 2002
    The Caribbean Community Heads of Government meet with the Government of Cuba and declare the date to be “CARICOM-Cuba Day”—to celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.
  • 2007
    Benazir Bhutto, first and only female former Prime Minister of Pakistan, had her PPP Office stormed by unidentified gunmen. Three supporters are killed.

Who were born on December 8?

  • 1699
    Queen Maria Josepha of Poland (d. 1757)
  • 1919
    Peter Tali Coleman, American politician and 43rd, 51st and 53rd Governor of American Samoa (d. 1997)
  • 1945
    John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • 1946
    Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • 1960
    Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian statesman
  • 1967
    Jeff George, American football player
  • 1970
    Me Phi Me, American rapper and author
  • 1976
    Joshua Butler, Celebrity Chef
  • 1986
    Amir Khan, English boxer
  • 1986
    Kate Voegele, American musician

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