What are the important events that happened on December 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
December 18: Facts & Myths About This Day
December 18 is the 352nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 13 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 5, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 455,496 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 ‘trihectapentacontadigon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 45 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,284 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 18 Historical Events
The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga in October.
John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.
premiere performance of The Nutcracker Ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg.
The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress.
Project SCORE, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched.
Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah.
Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.
The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring “Ebonics” a language or dialect.
The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia. The death toll of all flooding is at least 118, with over 400,000 people displaced.
United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
Who were born on December 18?
Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)
Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
Alan Rudolph, American film director and screenwriter
Robson Green, English actor and singer
Fawna MacLaren, American model and actress
David O'Doherty, Irish comedian
Koyuki, Japanese actress and model
Mamady Sidibe Malian footballer
Tara Conner, American beauty contestant (Miss USA)
François Hamelin, Canadian short track speed skater
Who died on December 18?
Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans
Hildebert, French writer (b. 1055)
Vlad III the Impaler (b. 1431)
Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (b. 1626)
Johann Gottfried Herder, German writer (b. 1744)
Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian mathematician and priest (b. 1781)
Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian Revolutionary (b. 1897)
George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
Mark Goodson, American game show producer (b. 1915)
James Pickles, English jurist and columnist (b. 1925)
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