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Tuesday December 22, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1769
    Sino-Burmese War (1765–1769) ends with an uneasy truce.
  • 1790
    The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies.
  • 1864
    Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”.
  • 1920
    The GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.
  • 1940
    World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
  • 1978
    The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform.
  • 1989
    Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
  • 1997
    Hussein 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.
  • 1999
    Korean 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.
  • 2010
    The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Who were born on December 22?

  • 1095
    Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
  • 1860
    Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
  • 1921
    Hawkshaw Hawkins, American country singer (d. 1963)
  • 1922
    Ruth Roman, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1961
    Andrew Fastow, American businessman
  • 1967
    Stéphane Gendron, Quebec politician
  • 1972
    Vanessa Paradis, French singer
  • 1975
    Chris Adler, American actor
  • 1983
    Jennifer Hawkins, Australian beauty pageant contestant
  • 1998
    G. Hannelius, American child actress

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