December 20: Day of the Week
December 20, 2020 is the 355th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1808Peninsular War: The Siege of Zaragoza begins.
- 1860South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
- 1915World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
- 1917Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.
- 1959The Walker family murders are committed.
- 1960National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
- 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.
- 2007Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1838Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (d. 1926)
- 1888Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (d. 1958)
- 1904Spud Davis, baseball player (d. 1984)
- 1905Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricket player (d. 1992)
- 1924Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
- 1949Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician
- 1951Gilbert Montagné, French musician
- 1963Joel Gretsch, American actor
- 1979David DeJesus, American baseball player
- 1982Kasper Klausen, Danish footballer
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