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Monday December 23, 2019

December 23: Day of the Week

December 23, 2019 is the 357th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 8 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 962
    Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo
  • 1793
    The Battle of Savenay, decisive defeat of the royalist counter-revolutionaries in Revolt in the Vendée during the French Revolution.
  • 1919
    Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 becomes law in the UK.
  • 1938
    Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
  • 1970
    The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
  • 1972
    A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.
  • 1972
    The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
  • 1986
    Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling.
  • 1990
    History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia’s overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
  • 2002
    A MQ-1 Predator is shot down by an Iraqi MiG-25, making it the first time in history that an aircraft and an unmanned drone had engaged in combat.

Who were born on December 23?

  • 1790
    Jean-François Champollion, French Egyptologist (d. 1832)
  • 1910
    Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
  • 1935
    Esther Phillips, American singer (d. 1984)
  • 1936
    Frederic Forrest, American actor
  • 1943
    Harry Shearer, American actor
  • 1953
    Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia
  • 1961
    Carol Smillie, British television personality
  • 1976
    Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Greek footballer
  • 1979
    Holly Madison, American model
  • 1982
    Thomas Rohregger, Austrian cyclist (Leopard Trek)

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