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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)

  • 1192
    Richard 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.
  • 1803
    The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
  • 1860
    South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
  • 1915
    World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
  • 1959
    The Walker family murders are committed.
  • 1971
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 160.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 20?

  • 1717
    Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
  • 1869
    Charles Grapewin, American actor (d. 1956)
  • 1873
    Kanichi Asakawa, Japanese historian (d. 1948)
  • 1881
    Branch Rickey, baseball executive (d. 1965)
  • 1933
    Jean Carnahan, U.S. Senator
  • 1954
    Michael Badalucco, American actor
  • 1957
    Joyce Hyser, American actress
  • 1976
    Aubrey Huff, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Keny Arkana, French rapper & singer
  • 1983
    Jonah Hill, American actor

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