December 22: Day of the Week
December 22, 2020 is the 357th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn 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 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1769Sino-Burmese War (1765–1769) ends with an uneasy truce.
- 1790The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies.
- 1864Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”.
- 1920The GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.
- 1940World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
- 1978The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform.
- 1989Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
- 1997Hussein Aidid relinquishes the disputed title of President of Somalia by signing the Cairo Declaration, in Cairo, Egypt. It is the first major step towards reconciliation in Somalia since 1991.
- 1999Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed.
- 2010The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Who were born on December 22?
- 1095Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
- 1860Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
- 1921Hawkshaw Hawkins, American country singer (d. 1963)
- 1922Ruth Roman, American actress (d. 1999)
- 1961Andrew Fastow, American businessman
- 1967Stéphane Gendron, Quebec politician
- 1972Vanessa Paradis, French singer
- 1975Chris Adler, American actor
- 1983Jennifer Hawkins, Australian beauty pageant contestant
- 1998G. Hannelius, American child actress
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