December 20: Day of the Week
December 20, 2021 is the 354th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 11 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1860South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.
- 1941World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the “Flying Tigers” in Kunming, China.
- 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.
- 1960National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed.
- 1971Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
- 1977Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
- 1999Macau is handed over to the People’s Republic of China by Portugal.
- 2005In Durrës, Albania was founded Aleksander Moisiu University.
Who were born on December 20?
- 1494Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)
- 1841Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
- 1860Dan Leno, English entertainer (d. 1904)
- 1944Bobby Colomby, American musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
- 1954Sandra Cisneros, American writer
- 1961Mike Keneally, American musician
- 1963Joel Gretsch, American actor
- 1976Aubrey Huff, American baseball player
- 1979Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist
- 1981Roy Williams, American football player
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