December 20: Day of the Week
December 20, 2021 is the 354th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 217The papacy of Zephyrinus ends. Callixtus I is elected as the sixteenth pope, but is opposed by the theologian Hippolytus who accuses him of laxity and of being a Modalist, one who denies any distinction between the three persons of the Trinity.
- 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.
- 1860South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
- 1959The Walker family murders are committed.
- 1960National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
- 1973The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
- 1988The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is signed in Vienna.
- 1991A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
- 2007Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.
- 2007The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, is stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1833Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American physician (d. 1883)
- 1890Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
- 1898Konstantinos Dovas, Greek Greek general and interim Prime Minister (d. 1973)
- 1914Harry F. Byrd Jr, American politician
- 1918Audrey Totter, American actress
- 1940Pat Chapman, English Author, Founder The Curry Club
- 1948Alan Parsons, British music producer and artist
- 1970Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress
- 1978Andrei Markov, Russian ice hockey player
- 1986Anoop Desai, American singer
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