Friday December 20, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

December 20: Day of the Week

December 20, 2024 is the 355th day of the year 2024 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.

December 20 Historical Event(s)

1808
Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
1917
Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.
1951
The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.
1952
United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns in Moses Lake, Washington killing 87.
1955
Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
1973
The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
1995
NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
2004
A gang of thieves steal £26.5 million worth of currency from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland, one of the largest bank robberies in UK history.
2005
In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.
2007
The 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?

1537
King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1626
Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)
1916
Michel Chartrand, Quebec union leader (d. 2010)
1922
George Roy Hill, American film director (d. 2002)
1926
Sir Geoffrey Howe, British politician
1931
Terry Sanders, American filmmaker
1947
Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer
1952
Jenny Agutter, English actress
1976
Ramon Stoppelenburg, Dutch author
1979
Ramon Rodriguez (actor), Puerto-Rican American Actor

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