December 22: Day of the Week
December 22, 2021 is the 356th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1807The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson.
- 1885Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.
- 1920The GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.
- 1937The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
- 1939Indian Muslims observe a “Day of Deliverance” to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with Britain.
- 1942World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
- 1964The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif.
- 1965In the United Kingdom, a 70 mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time. Previously, there had been no speed limit.
- 1988Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist, is assassinated.
- 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?
- 1696James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (d. 1785)
- 1925Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
- 1948Chris Old, English cricketer
- 1953Bern Nadette Stanis, actress
- 1953Ian Turnbull, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1967Paul Morris, Australian racing driver
- 1967Richey James Edwards, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers) (disappeared in 1995)
- 1977Steve Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1987Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, Guinea-Bissaun footballer
- 1989Jordin Sparks, American singer
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