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)
- 1192Richard 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.
- 1803The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
- 1860South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
- 1915World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
- 1959The Walker family murders are committed.
- 1971Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
- 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.
- 1995American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 160.
- 2004A 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.
- 2005In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1717Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
- 1869Charles Grapewin, American actor (d. 1956)
- 1873Kanichi Asakawa, Japanese historian (d. 1948)
- 1881Branch Rickey, baseball executive (d. 1965)
- 1933Jean Carnahan, U.S. Senator
- 1954Michael Badalucco, American actor
- 1957Joyce Hyser, American actress
- 1976Aubrey Huff, American baseball player
- 1982Keny Arkana, French rapper & singer
- 1983Jonah Hill, American actor
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