December 25: Day of the Week
December 25, 2019 is the 359th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 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.
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 25 Historical Event(s)
- 350Vetranio meets Constantius II at Naissus (Serbia) and is forced to abdicate his title (Caesar). Constantius allows him to live as a private citizen on a state pension.
- 1100Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity.
- 1130Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first King of Sicily.
- 1261John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.
- 1837Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
- 1850Jagannath Temple, Nayagarh is built.
- 1914World War I: Known as the Christmas truce, German and British troops on the Western Front temporarily cease fire.
- 1941Admiral Émile Muselier seizes the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which become the first part of France to be liberated by the Free French Forces.
- 1974Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
- 2009Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board a flight to Detroit Metro Airport Northwest Airlines Flight 253
Who were born on December 25?
- 1921Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist (d. 2000)
- 1927Ram Narayan, Indian sarangi player
- 1939Bob James, American composer and musician
- 1945Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
- 1947Twink Caplan, American actress and comedian
- 1957Shane MacGowan, Irish musician
- 1958Rickey Henderson, baseball player
- 1970Emmanuel Amuneke, Nigerian footballer
- 1975Rob Mariano, American reality show contestant
- 1981Willy Taveras, baseball player
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