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Friday December 20, 2019

December 20: Day of the Week

December 20, 2019 is the 354th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1192
    Richard 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.
  • 1808
    Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
  • 1860
    South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
  • 1946
    The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
  • 1959
    The Walker family murders are committed.
  • 1971
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
  • 1984
    The 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.
  • 1989
    United 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.
  • 1995
    NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
  • 2005
    In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.

Who were born on December 20?

  • 1786
    Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)
  • 1881
    Branch Rickey, baseball executive (d. 1965)
  • 1898
    Irene Dunne, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1925
    Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1958
    James Thomson, American biologist
  • 1963
    Infanta Elena of Spain
  • 1965
    Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor
  • 1966
    Chris Robinson, American singer (Black Crowes)
  • 1970
    Alister McRae, Scottish rally driver
  • 1986
    Benjamin Brierley, English-born German rugby player

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