December 25: Day of the Week
December 25, 2018 is the 359th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1000The foundation of the Kingdom of Hungary: Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
- 1066William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 1947The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.
- 1965The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People’s Organisation is founded in Taiz
- 196842 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
- 1968Apollo program: Apollo 8 performs the very first successful Trans Earth Injection (TEI) maneuver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit.
- 1974Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
- 1991Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day). Ukraine’s referendum is finalized and Ukraine officially leaves the Soviet Union.
- 2000Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a bill into law that officially establishes a new National Anthem of Russia, with music adopted from the anthem of the Soviet Union that was composed by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.
- 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?
- 1829Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American composer (d. 1892)
- 1886Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)
- 1925Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born author (d. 1998)
- 1936Ismail Merchant, Indian-born film producer (d. 2005)
- 1945Gary Sandy, American actor
- 1950Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor
- 1954Annie Lennox, Scottish singer
- 1961Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
- 1967Jason Thirsk, American bass player (d. 1996)
- 1977Uhm Ji-won, South Korean actress
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