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Thursday December 20, 2018

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.

December 2018
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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)

  • 217
    The 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.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.
  • 1924
    Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison
  • 1946
    The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
  • 1971
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
  • 1973
    The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X.

Who were born on December 20?

  • 1566
    Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)
  • 1740
    Arthur Lee, American diplomat (d. 1792)
  • 1948
    Stevie Wright, English-born Australian musician and songwriter
  • 1964
    Mark Coleman, American mixed martial artist
  • 1966
    Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer
  • 1980
    Fitz Hall, English footballer
  • 1981
    Roy Williams, American football player
  • 1983
    Adrián Varela, Mexican singer
  • 1983
    Jonah Hill, American actor
  • 1986
    Benjamin Brierley, English-born German rugby player

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