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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.

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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)

  • 1572
    Theologian Johann Sylvan executed in Heidelberg for his heretical Antitrinitarian beliefs
  • 1823
    A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
  • 1921
    Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.
  • 1936
    Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1941
    World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island.
  • 1947
    The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
  • 1948
    Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
  • 1958
    Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.

Who were born on December 23?

  • 1597
    Martin Opitz von Boberfeld, German poet (d. 1639)
  • 1819
    Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
  • 1864
    Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
  • 1941
    Tim Hardin, American musician (d. 1980)
  • 1961
    Carol Smillie, British television personality
  • 1969
    Rob Pelinka, American sports agent
  • 1970
    Karine Polwart, Scottish folk singer-songwriter
  • 1971
    Wim Vansevenant, Belgian cyclist
  • 1978
    Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1984
    Joseph Stacey, British actor

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