December 21: Day of the Week
December 21, 2020 is the 356th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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 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)
- 69The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors.
- 1598Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile.
- 1879World première of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.
- 1883The first Permanent Force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army are formed: The Royal Canadian Dragoons and The Royal Canadian Regiment.
- 1910An underground explosion at the Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.
- 1919American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
- 1937Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater.
- 1968Apollo 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.
- 1973The Geneva Conference on the Arab-Israeli conflict opens.
- 2004Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.
Who were born on December 21?
- 1872Sidney Ainsworth, British actor (d. 1922)
- 1878Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
- 1913Arnold Friberg, American illustrator (d. 2010)
- 1918Donald Regan, American civil servant (d. 2003)
- 1921John Severin, American comics artist
- 1923Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist
- 1935John G. Avildsen, American film director
- 1938Larry Bryggman, American actor
- 1966Karri Turner, American actress
- 1972Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Indian politician
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