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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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
  • 1572
    Theologian Johann Sylvan executed in Heidelberg for his heretical Antitrinitarian beliefs
  • 1793
    The Battle of Savenay, decisive defeat of the royalist counter-revolutionaries in Revolt in the Vendée during the French Revolution.
  • 1913
    The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve.
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Magdhaba – Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
  • 1921
    Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.
  • 1936
    Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1941
    World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island.
  • 1947
    The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
  • 1968
    The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.

Who were born on December 23?

  • 1597
    Martin Opitz von Boberfeld, German poet (d. 1639)
  • 1713
    Maruyama Gondazaemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 3rd Yokozuna (d. 1749)
  • 1732
    Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (d. 1792)
  • 1743
    Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)
  • 1885
    Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
  • 1900
    Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)
  • 1907
    Avraham Stern, Polish-born Zionist leader (d. 1942)
  • 1951
    Anthony Phillips, British musician (Genesis)
  • 1958
    Victoria Williams, American singer
  • 1962
    Keiji Mutoh, Japanese professional wrestler

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