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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 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.
- 1915World War I: Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
- 1917Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded.
- 1973The Spanish Prime Minister, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
- 1984The Summit tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a freight train carrying over 1 million litres of petrol derails near the town of Todmorden in the Pennines.
- 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.
- 1991A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.
- 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)
- 1861Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)
- 1914Harry F. Byrd Jr, American politician
- 1944Jean Fergusson, English actress
- 1959Trent Tucker, American basketball player
- 1965Jim Carr (US), Digital Strategist
- 1970Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress
- 1976Ramon Stoppelenburg, Dutch author
- 1982David Tavaré, Spanish singer
- 1983Lara Stone, Dutch model
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