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Wednesday December 23, 2020

December 23: Day of the Week

December 23, 2020 is the 358th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 8 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1823
    A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
  • 1913
    The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve.
  • 1914
    World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1936
    First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
  • 1982
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 23?

  • 1173
    Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)
  • 1513
    Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)
  • 1907
    Avraham Stern, Polish-born Zionist leader (d. 1942)
  • 1907
    Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1923
    Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
  • 1943
    Silvia Sommerlath, Queen of Sweden
  • 1956
    Dave Murray, English musician (Iron Maiden)
  • 1963
    Donna Tartt, American author
  • 1981
    Beth, Spanish singer
  • 1983
    Carlos Jimenez, Spanish basketball player

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