December 20: Day of the Week
December 20, 2018 is the 354th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 1606The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.
- 1803The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
- 1924Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison
- 1955Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
- 1960National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
- 1977Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
- 1989United States invasion of Panama: The United States sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega. This is also the first combat use of purpose-designed stealth aircraft.
- 1995NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1873Kanichi Asakawa, Japanese historian (d. 1948)
- 1894Sir Robert Menzies, twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1978)
- 1918Jean Marchand, Canadian trade unionist and politician (d. 1988)
- 1941Tommy Cole, American makeup artist, actor and singer
- 1944Jean Fergusson, English actress
- 1954Michael Badalucco, American actor
- 1969Bobby Phills, American basketball player (d. 2000)
- 1976Jang Hyuk, Korean actor
- 1980Ashley Cole, English footballer
- 1990JoJo, American singer
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