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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1885Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.
- 1894The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.
- 1937The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
- 1940World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
- 1944World War II: The People’s Army of Vietnam is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indo-China, now Vietnam.
- 1964The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif.
- 1990The Parliament of Croatia adopts the current Constitution of Croatia.
- 1992The Archives of Terror are discovered.
- 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?
- 1095Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
- 1853Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)
- 1883Edgard Varèse French-born composer (d. 1965)
- 1921Hawkshaw Hawkins, American country singer (d. 1963)
- 1937Eduard Uspensky, Russian writer
- 1953Bern Nadette Stanis, actress
- 1958Frank Gambale, Australian musician
- 1961Andrew Fastow, American businessman
- 1988Leigh Halfpenny, Welsh rugby player
- 1993Ali Lohan, American singer
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