Holidays and Observances
2023 Daily Holidays that fall on December 12, include:
Bonza Bottler Day Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival of Unmentionable Thoughts of Taboo Day Gingerbread House Day International Day of Neutrality National 12 Hour Fresh Breath Day National Ambrosia Day National Ding-A-Ling Day Poinsettia Day 2023 Weekly Holidays that include December 12, are: Advent - December 3 - 24, 2023 Hanukkah - Evening of December 7, 2023 through Evening of December 15, 2023 Human Rights Week - December 10-17 Lager Beer Week - December 10-16, 2023 (Second Week of December) Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 23, 2023 through January 1, 2024 ( Thanksgiving to New Year's Day) 2023 Monthly Holidays that include December 12, are: There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December. NOTE:
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above. If a date is a moveable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year. Astrological Sign
The Astrological Sign for December 12 is Sagittarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are: Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it
The Birthstone(s) for December is: Famous Birthdays
1805 - Henry Wells - American businessman who co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express (d. 1878) 1915 - Frank Sinatra - American singer, actor and producer (From Here to Eternity) (d. 1998) 1952 - Cathy Rigby - American gymnast, speaker on eating disorders, and actress (played Peter Pan for 30 years) 1970 - Jennifer Connelly - American actress (A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, Blood Diamond, Noah, Top Gun: Maverick)
1939 - Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. - American actor, producer, and screenwriter (Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro (b. 1883) 2007 - Ike Turner - American singer, songwriter, and producer (Ike & Tina Turner) (b. 1931) 2014 - Norman Bridwell - American author and illustrator who created Clifford the Big Red Dog (b. 1928)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1991 - Actor Richard Gere (An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman) marries supermodel Cindy Crawford 2014 - American comedian and TV host Nick Cannon files for divorce from singer Mariah Carey
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Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
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This Day in History
1787 - Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd state to ratify the United States Constitution 1862 - During the American Civil War, the USS Cairo sinks on the Yazoo River 1866 - The Oaks explosion kills 361 miners and rescuers in England 1915 - Yuan Shikai declares the establishment of the Empire of China and himself as Emperor 1917 - Boys Town, a farm village for wayward boys is founded by Father Edward J. Flanagan 1935 - A Nazi reproduction program called the Lebensborn Project is founded by Heinrich Himmler 1939 - The HMS Duchess sinks with the loss of 124 men when it collides with the HMS Barnham off the coast of Scotland 1941 - At a meeting in the Reich Chancellery, Adolf Hitler declares the imminent extermination of the Jews 1946 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 13 is adopted regarding the acceptance of Sian (now Thailand) to the United Nations 1956 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 121 is adopted regarding the acceptance of Japan to the United Nations 1963 - Kenya declares their independence from Great Britain 1979 - Columbia and Ecuador are shaken by the 8.2 Mw Tumaco earthquake that results in the death of 300-600 people and generating a large tsunami 1985 - Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing all 256 on board, including 236 members of the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division 1988 - One of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom is the Clapham Junction rail crash when two collisions of three commuter trains happens that kill thirty five and injures hundreds 1999 - A 7.3 earthquake hits Philippines main island Luzon, killing six people, injuring 40, and causing power outages in the capital Manila 2000 - The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore that settled a recount dispute in Florida's 2000 Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore (Bush won) 2015 - The Paris Agreement is adopted relating to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change This Day in Music
1964 - Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton hits #1 1970 - Jim Morrison performs live for the last time at a Doors concert in New Orleans 1970 - Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles hits #1 1980 - Marie Osmond's show Marie premieres on NBC 1985 - Dionne Warwick is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on her 45th birthday 1994 - Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love is awarded songwriting credits on 35 Beach Boys songs that he was uncredited for 1998 - Luciano Pavarotti and Vanessa Williams sing Adeste Fideles on Saturday Night Live
This Day in Sports
1898 - The 1st first-class cricket game between Australian states New South Wales and Tasmania 1969 - Decathlon Bill Toomey scores 8417 points for a world record 1973 - Canada begins selling $5 and $10 Olympic silver coins 1976 - NY Jet Quarterback Joe Namath plays his last game 2021 - The 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is won by Dutch Forula One racing driver Max Verstappen who beats the seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Tin Anniversary (noun)
1. The tenth anniversary (yearly recurrence) of an event, especially a wedding. Today 12.12.12, is the tin anniversary of Wiktionary's founding. Happy Wiktionary Day! In the past, it was customary to give a couple gifts made of tin for the tin anniversary.
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