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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1890Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.
- 1920The GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.
- 1940World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
- 1944World War II: Battle of the Bulge – German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: “Nuts!”
- 1989After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending Nicolae Ceauşescu’s Communist authoritarian regime.
- 1992The Archives of Terror are discovered.
- 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.
- 2001Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
- 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?
- 1546Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)
- 1765Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825)
- 1874Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer (d. 1939)
- 1885Deems Taylor American conductor and music critic (d. 1966)
- 1903Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1983)
- 1936Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor (d. 1969)
- 1948Chris Old, English cricketer
- 1948Lynne Thigpen, American actress (d. 2003)
- 1958Frank Gambale, Australian musician
- 1968Lauralee Bell, American actress
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