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Saturday December 21, 2019

December 21: Day of the Week

December 21, 2019 is the 355th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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 21: This Day in History

This is a frequent day for the winter solstice to occur in the northern hemisphere and summer solstice to occur in the southern hemisphere.

December 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 69
    The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors.
  • 1140
    Conrad III of Germany besieged Weinsberg.
  • 1919
    American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
  • 1937
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater.
  • 1946
    An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaidō, Japan, kill over 1,300 people and destroy over 38,000 homes.
  • 1967
    Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, after living for 18 days after the transplant.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: Apollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.
  • 1969
    The United Nations adopts the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
  • 1979
    Lancaster House Agreement: An independence agreement for Rhodesia is signed in London by Lord Carrington, Sir Ian Gilmour, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and S.C. Mundawarara.
  • 1992
    A Dutch DC-10, flight Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56 people.

Who were born on December 21?

  • 1878
    Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1885
    Frank Patrick, Canadian hockey player (d. 1960)
  • 1891
    John William McCormack, American politician (d. 1980)
  • 1913
    Arnold Friberg, American illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1937
    Donald F. Munson, American politician
  • 1947
    Bryan Hamilton, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1950
    Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer
  • 1964
    Joe Kocur, Canadian hockey player
  • 1973
    Mike Alstott, American football player
  • 1988
    Alexa Goddard, British R&B singer

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