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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 962Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo
- 1783George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
- 1921Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.
- 1940World War II: Greek submarine Papanikolis (Υ-2) sinks the Italian motor ship Antonietta.
- 1947The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
- 1958Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower.
- 1968The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
- 1972A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.
- 1979Soviet war in Afghanistan: Soviet forces occupy Kabul, the Afghan capital.
- 1990History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia’s overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
Who were born on December 23?
- 1758Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York (d. 1834)
- 1839János Murkovics, Slovene writer and teacher in Hungary (d. 1917)
- 1911Niels Kaj Jerne, English-born immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1994)
- 1922Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (d. 2001)
- 1923Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
- 1943Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (d. 1987)
- 1951Anthony Phillips, British musician (Genesis)
- 1978Estella Warren, Canadian model and actress
- 1980Cody Ross, American baseball player
- 1985Luke O'Loughlin, Australian actor
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