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.
- 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.
- 1917Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.
- 1924Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison
- 1946The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
- 1971Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
- 1973The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
- 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.
- 1996NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1566Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)
- 1740Arthur Lee, American diplomat (d. 1792)
- 1948Stevie Wright, English-born Australian musician and songwriter
- 1964Mark Coleman, American mixed martial artist
- 1966Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer
- 1980Fitz Hall, English footballer
- 1981Roy Williams, American football player
- 1983Adrián Varela, Mexican singer
- 1983Jonah Hill, American actor
- 1986Benjamin Brierley, English-born German rugby player
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