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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1851The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
- 1864Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”.
- 1885Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.
- 1942World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
- 1963The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 mi north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
- 1984Bernhard Hugo Goetz shoots four African-American would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan, New York City.
- 1990Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.
- 1990The Parliament of Croatia adopts the current Constitution of Croatia.
- 1998Hurricane Quinto strikes the Cayman Islands, knocking out power to the entire island for 2 days. Looting is rampant, but contained after 12 hours.
- 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.
Who were born on December 22?
- 1819Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer (d. 1870)
- 1862Connie Mack, American baseball executive (d. 1956)
- 1885Deems Taylor American conductor and music critic (d. 1966)
- 1899Gustav Gründgens, German actor (d. 1963)
- 1944Guido De Angelis, Italian musician
- 1951Dan Martin, American voice actor
- 1963Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer
- 1975Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer
- 1987Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, Guinea-Bissaun footballer
- 1989Jharal Yow Yeh, professional rugby league player
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