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)
- 1572Theologian Johann Sylvan executed in Heidelberg for his heretical Antitrinitarian beliefs
- 1823A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
- 1921Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.
- 1936Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1941World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island.
- 1947The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
- 1948Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
- 1958Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower.
- 1970The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
- 1982The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
Who were born on December 23?
- 1597Martin Opitz von Boberfeld, German poet (d. 1639)
- 1819Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
- 1864Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
- 1941Tim Hardin, American musician (d. 1980)
- 1961Carol Smillie, British television personality
- 1969Rob Pelinka, American sports agent
- 1970Karine Polwart, Scottish folk singer-songwriter
- 1971Wim Vansevenant, Belgian cyclist
- 1978Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1984Joseph Stacey, British actor
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