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.
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)
- 69Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor.
- 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.
- 1808Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
- 1915World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
- 1924Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison
- 1946The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
- 1955Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
- 1977Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
- 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.
- 2005US 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?
- 1786Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)
- 1873Kanichi Asakawa, Japanese historian (d. 1948)
- 1905Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricket player (d. 1992)
- 1911Hortense Calisher, American author (d. 2009)
- 1942Rana Bhagwandas, Former Pakistani Chief Justice
- 1945Peter Criss, American drummer and singer (Kiss)
- 1959Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Polish politician
- 1966Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer
- 1970Alister McRae, Scottish rally driver
- 1982Mohammed Asif, Pakistani cricket player
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