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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1793The Battle of Savenay, decisive defeat of the royalist counter-revolutionaries in Revolt in the Vendée during the French Revolution.
- 1913The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve.
- 1914World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
- 1936Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1936First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
- 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.
- 1979Soviet war in Afghanistan: Soviet forces occupy Kabul, the Afghan capital.
- 2003PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
Who were born on December 23?
- 1864Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
- 1907Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)
- 1911James Gregory, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1943Silvia Sommerlath, Queen of Sweden
- 1944Wesley Clark, American military officer
- 1950Ilchi Lee, Korean educator and author
- 1957Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
- 1963Donna Tartt, American author
- 1963Jim Harbaugh, American football player
- 1990Anna Maria Perez de Taglé, American actress, model, and singer
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