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.
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.
- 1808Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
- 1860South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
- 1946The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
- 1959The Walker family murders are committed.
- 1971Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2005In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1786Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)
- 1881Branch Rickey, baseball executive (d. 1965)
- 1898Irene Dunne, American actress (d. 1990)
- 1925Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
- 1958James Thomson, American biologist
- 1963Infanta Elena of Spain
- 1965Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor
- 1966Chris Robinson, American singer (Black Crowes)
- 1970Alister McRae, Scottish rally driver
- 1986Benjamin Brierley, English-born German rugby player
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