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Saturday December 22, 2018

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.

December 2018
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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)

  • 1894
    The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.
  • 1937
    The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
  • 1942
    World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
  • 1951
    The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya.
  • 1963
    The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 mi north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.
  • 1964
    The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif.
  • 1989
    After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending Nicolae Ceauşescu’s Communist authoritarian regime.
  • 1997
    Hussein 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.
  • 2001
    Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
  • 2008
    An 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?

  • 1546
    Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)
  • 1696
    James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (d. 1785)
  • 1807
    Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)
  • 1960
    Wakin Chau, Chinese singer
  • 1963
    Brian McMillan, South African cricketer
  • 1963
    Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter
  • 1966
    Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction)
  • 1970
    Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player
  • 1983
    Drew Hankinson, American professional wrestler
  • 1989
    Jordin Sparks, American singer

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