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Wednesday December 23, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 962
    Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo
  • 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.
  • 1914
    World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Magdhaba – Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
  • 1936
    Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1936
    First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
  • 1948
    Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
  • 1968
    The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
  • 1972
    The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
  • 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?

  • 245
    Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra
  • 1805
    Joseph Smith, Jr., American religious leader (d. 1844)
  • 1885
    Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
  • 1931
    Ronnie Schell, American actor
  • 1964
    Eddie Vedder, American musician (Pearl Jam)
  • 1971
    Michalis Klokidis, Greek footballer
  • 1974
    Agustín Delgado, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1978
    Andra Davis, American football player
  • 1979
    Summer Altice, American model and actress
  • 1982
    Brad Nelson, American baseball player

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