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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1864Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”.
- 1920The GOELRO economic development plan is adopted by the 8th Congress of Soviets of the Russian SFSR.
- 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!”
- 1964The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif.
- 1989Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
- 1990Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.
- 2001Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
- 2001Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
- 2010The 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?
- 1869Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
- 1885Abe Manley, Negro League Baseball owner (d. 1952)
- 1889Minor Watson, American actor d.1965
- 1917Gene Rayburn, American game show host (d. 1999)
- 1949Robin Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees)
- 1963Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer
- 1970Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player
- 1987Éderzito António Macedo Lopes, Guinea-Bissaun footballer
- 1990Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor and singer
- 1993Ali Lohan, American singer
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