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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)

  • 69
    Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor.
  • 1522
    Siege 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.
  • 1808
    Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
  • 1915
    World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
  • 1924
    Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison
  • 1946
    The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
  • 1955
    Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
  • 1977
    Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of “intelligent design” in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.

Who were born on December 20?

  • 1786
    Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)
  • 1873
    Kanichi Asakawa, Japanese historian (d. 1948)
  • 1905
    Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricket player (d. 1992)
  • 1911
    Hortense Calisher, American author (d. 2009)
  • 1942
    Rana Bhagwandas, Former Pakistani Chief Justice
  • 1945
    Peter Criss, American drummer and singer (Kiss)
  • 1959
    Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Polish politician
  • 1966
    Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer
  • 1970
    Alister McRae, Scottish rally driver
  • 1982
    Mohammed Asif, Pakistani cricket player

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