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Wednesday December 8, 2021

December 8: Day of the Week

December 8, 2021 is the 342nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1660
    A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare’s play Othello.
  • 1907
    King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
  • 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.
  • 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
    The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed.
  • 1988
    A United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid, Germany, killing 5 people and injuring 50 others.
  • 1991
    The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a referendum.
  • 2004
    The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
  • 2009
    Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.

Who were born on December 8?

  • 1864
    Camille Claudel, French graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1943)
  • 1874
    Ernst Moro, Austrian physician (d. 1951)
  • 1908
    John A. Volpe, American politician and 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (d. 1994)
  • 1927
    Vladimir Shatalov, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1939
    Soko Richardson, American rhythm and blues drummer (d. 2004)
  • 1954
    Frits Pirard, Dutch road bicycle racer
  • 1962
    Marty Friedman, American guitarist
  • 1967
    Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager
  • 1974
    Tony Simmons, American football player
  • 1985
    Oleksiy Pecherov, Ukrainian basketball player

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