December 22: Day of the Week
December 22, 2018 is the 356th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1894The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.
- 1937The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
- 1942World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
- 1951The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya.
- 1963The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 mi north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
- 1964The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif.
- 1989After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending Nicolae Ceauşescu’s Communist authoritarian regime.
- 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?
- 1546Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)
- 1696James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (d. 1785)
- 1807Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)
- 1960Wakin Chau, Chinese singer
- 1963Brian McMillan, South African cricketer
- 1963Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter
- 1966Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction)
- 1970Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player
- 1983Drew Hankinson, American professional wrestler
- 1989Jordin Sparks, American singer
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