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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1790The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies.
- 1808Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).
- 1890Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.
- 1940World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
- 1956Colo, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, is born at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio.
- 1964The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif.
- 1984Bernhard Hugo Goetz shoots four African-American would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan, New York City.
- 1997Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.
- 1998Hurricane Quinto strikes the Cayman Islands, knocking out power to the entire island for 2 days. Looting is rampant, but contained after 12 hours.
- 2008An ash dike ruptured at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing 1.1 e9USgal of coal fly ash slurry.
Who were born on December 22?
- 1819Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)
- 1856Frank B. Kellogg, 45th U.S. Secretary of State, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
- 1876Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian poet and editor (d. 1944)
- 1887Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)
- 1948Flip Mark, American actor
- 1951Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster
- 1957Carole James, Canadian politician
- 1958David Heavener, American actor and musician
- 1967Stéphane Gendron, Quebec politician
- 1978Emmanuel Olisadebe, Nigerian/Polish footballer
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