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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 69Emperor Vitellius is captured and murdered at the Gemonian stairs in Rome.
- 1790The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies.
- 1851The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.
- 1864Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his “March to the Sea”.
- 1939Indian Muslims observe a “Day of Deliverance” to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with Britain.
- 1991Armed opposition groups launch a military coup against President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia.
- 1992The Archives of Terror are discovered.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1819Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer (d. 1870)
- 1853Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan pianist (d. 1917)
- 1899Gustav Gründgens, German actor (d. 1963)
- 1925Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
- 1949Maurice Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees) (d. 2003)
- 1954Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
- 1960Patrick Fitzgerald, American attorney
- 1967Richey James Edwards, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers) (disappeared in 1995)
- 1977Steve Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1993Ali Lohan, American singer
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