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Sunday December 22, 2019

December 22: Day of the Week

December 22, 2019 is the 356th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 69
    Emperor Vitellius is captured and murdered at the Gemonian stairs in Rome.
  • 1864
    Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”.
  • 1894
    The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of the Bulge – German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: “Nuts!”
  • 1956
    Colo, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, is born at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio.
  • 1989
    Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
  • 1990
    The Parliament of Croatia adopts the current Constitution of Croatia.
  • 1999
    Korean 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.
  • 2001
    Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
  • 2010
    The 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?

  • 244
    Diocletian, Roman Emperor (d. 311)
  • 1095
    Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
  • 1860
    Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
  • 1888
    J. Arthur Rank, British film producer (d. 1972)
  • 1901
    André Kostelanetz, American popular music orchestra leader and arranger (d. 1980)
  • 1905
    Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (d. 1982)
  • 1925
    Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
  • 1939
    James Gurley, American musician (d. 2009)
  • 1947
    Brian Daley, American science-fiction writer (d. 1996)
  • 1975
    Sergei Aschwanden, Swiss judoka

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