December 20: Day of the Week
December 20, 2020 is the 355th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1192Richard the Lion-Heart is captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria on his way home to England after signing a treaty with Saladin ending the Third crusade.
- 1522Siege of Rhodes: Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.
- 1808Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
- 1917Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.
- 1959The Walker family murders are committed.
- 1973The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
- 1977Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
- 1984The Summit tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a freight train carrying over 1 million litres of petrol derails near the town of Todmorden in the Pennines.
- 1999Macau is handed over to the People’s Republic of China by Portugal.
- 2005US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of “intelligent design” in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1566Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)
- 1717Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
- 1944Bobby Colomby, American musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
- 1965Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor
- 1969Bobby Phills, American basketball player (d. 2000)
- 1975Jaydy Michel, Mexican model
- 1979David DeJesus, American baseball player
- 1986Anoop Desai, American singer
- 1986Benjamin Brierley, English-born German rugby player
- 1987Tariel Zintiridis, Greek judoka
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