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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 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.

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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)

  • 1851
    The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
  • 1864
    Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”.
  • 1885
    Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.
  • 1942
    World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
  • 1963
    The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 mi north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
  • 1984
    Bernhard Hugo Goetz shoots four African-American would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan, New York City.
  • 1990
    Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.
  • 1990
    The Parliament of Croatia adopts the current Constitution of Croatia.
  • 1998
    Hurricane Quinto strikes the Cayman Islands, knocking out power to the entire island for 2 days. Looting is rampant, but contained after 12 hours.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 22?

  • 1819
    Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer (d. 1870)
  • 1862
    Connie Mack, American baseball executive (d. 1956)
  • 1885
    Deems Taylor American conductor and music critic (d. 1966)
  • 1899
    Gustav Gründgens, German actor (d. 1963)
  • 1944
    Guido De Angelis, Italian musician
  • 1951
    Dan Martin, American voice actor
  • 1963
    Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer
  • 1975
    Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer
  • 1987
    Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, Guinea-Bissaun footballer
  • 1989
    Jharal Yow Yeh, professional rugby league player

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