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Wednesday December 21, 2022

December 21: Day of the Week

December 21, 2022 is the 355th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1598
    Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile.
  • 1832
    Egyptian–Ottoman War: Egyptian forces decisively defeat Ottoman troops at the Battle of Konya.
  • 1879
    World première of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.
  • 1910
    An underground explosion at the Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Rondane National Park is established as Norway’s first national park.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    A Dutch DC-10, flight Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56 people.
  • 1994
    Mexican volcano Popocatepetl, dormant for 47 years, erupts gases and ash.

Who were born on December 21?

  • 1118
    Thomas Becket, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1170)
  • 1850
    Zdeněk Fibich, Bohemian composer (d. 1900)
  • 1917
    Heinrich Böll, German writer and Nobel laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1920
    Jean Gascon, Canadian actor (d. 1988)
  • 1921
    Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Rita Reys, Dutch jazzsinger
  • 1935
    Yusuf Bey, American activist (d. 2003)
  • 1953
    Betty Wright, American singer
  • 1955
    Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician
  • 1987
    Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress

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