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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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
- 1688As 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.
- 1914World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
- 1916World War I: Battle of Magdhaba – Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
- 1936Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1936First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
- 1948Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
- 1968The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
- 1972The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
- 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?
- 245Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra
- 1805Joseph Smith, Jr., American religious leader (d. 1844)
- 1885Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
- 1931Ronnie Schell, American actor
- 1964Eddie Vedder, American musician (Pearl Jam)
- 1971Michalis Klokidis, Greek footballer
- 1974Agustín Delgado, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1978Andra Davis, American football player
- 1979Summer Altice, American model and actress
- 1982Brad Nelson, American baseball player
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