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Thursday December 23, 2021

December 23: Day of the Week

December 23, 2021 is the 357th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 8 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1688
    As part of the Glorious Revolution, King James II of England flees England to Paris after being deposed in favour of his nephew, William of Orange and his daughter Mary.
  • 1783
    George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • 1893
    The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
  • 1913
    The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve.
  • 1938
    Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
  • 1979
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: Soviet forces occupy Kabul, the Afghan capital.
  • 1982
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
  • 2007
    An 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?

  • 1867
    Madam C.J. Walker, American philanthropist and tycoon (d. 1919)
  • 1944
    Wesley Clark, American military officer
  • 1957
    Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
  • 1967
    Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer
  • 1967
    Otis Grant, Jamaican-Canadian Professional Boxer
  • 1967
    Tim Fountain, British playwright
  • 1968
    Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, American photographer
  • 1968
    Quincy Jones III, Swedish-American musician
  • 1976
    Brad Lidge, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Hanley Ramírez, Dominican baseball player

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