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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1946
    The popular Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.
  • 1955
    Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.
  • 1960
    National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
  • 1977
    Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
  • 1995
    NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
  • 1999
    Macau is handed over to the People’s Republic of China by Portugal.
  • 2007
    The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, is stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

Who were born on December 20?

  • 1841
    Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
  • 1904
    Spud Davis, baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1946
    Lloyd Mumphord, NFL football player
  • 1946
    Uri Geller, Israeli mentalist
  • 1951
    Gilbert Montagné, French musician
  • 1957
    Mike Watt, American bassist
  • 1964
    Mark Coleman, American mixed martial artist
  • 1975
    Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
  • 1979
    David DeJesus, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Tariel Zintiridis, Greek judoka

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