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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1783George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
- 1913The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve.
- 1914World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
- 1938Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
- 1972The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
- 1986Voyager, 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.
- 1990History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia’s overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
- 2002A 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.
- 2003PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
- 2007An agreement is made for the monarchy of Nepal to be abolished and the country to become a federal republic with the Prime Minister becoming head of state.
Who were born on December 23?
- 1621Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)
- 1923Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist (d. 2008)
- 1929Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
- 1950Michael C. Burgess, American politician
- 1959Geoff Willis, British engineer
- 1963Jim Harbaugh, American football player
- 1971Wim Vansevenant, Belgian cyclist
- 1977Jari Mäenpää, Finnish guitarist and singer
- 1980Elvin Ng, Singaporean actor
- 1986TJ Oshie, American ice hockey player
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