About December 16

December 16, 2021 is the 350th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Sagittarius is the sun 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 47 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 16

  • 1707
    Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
  • 1761
    Seven Years’ War: After a four-month siege, the Russians under Pyotr Rumyantsev take the Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg.
  • 1811
    The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. These four so-called mega-quakes are believed to be an ongoing cataclysmic danger that could reprise the 1811-12 series of 2,000 quakes that affected the lands of what would be eight of today’s heartland states of the United States.
  • 1838
    Battle of Blood River: Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius and Sarel Cilliers defeat Zulu impis, led by Dambuza (Nzobo) and Ndlela kaSompisi in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Army of Tennessee.
  • 1907
    The Great White Fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world
  • 1920
    The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000.
  • 1922
    President of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.
  • 1930
    Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a posse of 200, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana.
  • 1941
    World War II: Japanese forces occupy Miri, Sarawak
  • 1942
    Holocaust: Porajmos – Heinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of the Bulge begins with the surprise offensive of three German armies through the Ardennes forest.
  • 1946
    Thailand joins the United Nations.
  • 1950
    U.S. President Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency, after Chinese troops enter the fight with communist North Korea in the Korean War.
  • 1957
    Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • 1960
    1960 New York air disaster: While approaching New York’s Idlewild Airport, a United Airlines Douglas DC-8 collides with a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation in a blinding snowstorm over Staten Island, killing 134.
  • 1971
    Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan army brings an end to both conflicts.
  • 1972
    Vijay Diwas: (Victory Day) is commemorated every 16 December in India as it marks its military victory over Pakistan in 1971 during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
  • 1985
    Mafia: In New York City, Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of the Gambino family.
  • 1991
    Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.

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