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Monday December 23, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1783
    George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • 1913
    The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve.
  • 1914
    World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1938
    Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
  • 1972
    The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.
  • 1986
    Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling.
  • 1990
    History of Slovenia: In a referendum, 88.5% of Slovenia’s overall electorate vote for independence from Yugoslavia.
  • 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?

  • 1621
    Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)
  • 1923
    Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1929
    Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • 1950
    Michael C. Burgess, American politician
  • 1959
    Geoff Willis, British engineer
  • 1963
    Jim Harbaugh, American football player
  • 1971
    Wim Vansevenant, Belgian cyclist
  • 1977
    Jari Mäenpää, Finnish guitarist and singer
  • 1980
    Elvin Ng, Singaporean actor
  • 1986
    TJ Oshie, American ice hockey player

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