What happened this day in history December 17, 2005

What are the important events that happened on December 17, 2005? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 17, 2005: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 17, 2005 is the 351st day of the year 2005 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 14 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 4, 2005 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 315,216 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectapentacontahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $55.46. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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December 17, 2005 Historical Events

  • 2005
    Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong
  • 2005
    Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicate the throne as King of Bhutan.

Who died on December 17, 2005?

  • 2005
    Jack Anderson, American journalist (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist (b. 1929)

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