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)
- 1807The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson.
- 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).
- 1851The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
- 1937The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
- 1974Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration.
- 1974The house of former British Prime Minister Ted Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.
- 1997Hussein Aidid relinquishes the disputed title of President of Somalia by signing the Cairo Declaration, in Cairo, Egypt. It is the first major step towards reconciliation in Somalia since 1991.
- 1998Hurricane Quinto strikes the Cayman Islands, knocking out power to the entire island for 2 days. Looting is rampant, but contained after 12 hours.
- 2001Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
- 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?
- 1095Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
- 1666Guru Gobind Singh, Sikh guru (d. 1708)
- 1694Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (d. 1768)
- 1892Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
- 1924Frank Corsaro, American stage director
- 1925Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
- 1947Brian Daley, American science-fiction writer (d. 1996)
- 1960Mark Brydon, British musician (Moloko)
- 1961Andrew Fastow, American businessman
- 1972Big Tigger, television host
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