December 25: Day of the Week
December 25, 2020 is the 360th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1066William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 1100Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity.
- 1261John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.
- 1553Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1776George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
- 1837Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
- 1850Jagannath Temple, Nayagarh is built.
- 1868U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.
- 1947The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.
- 2007A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo escapes from its enclosure and attacks three people, killing one.
Who were born on December 25?
- 1461Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)
- 1700Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758)
- 1771Dorothy Wordsworth, English diarist and sister of William Wordsworth (d. 1855)
- 1865Evangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1950)
- 1935Sadiq al-Mahdi, Prime Minister of Sudan
- 1936HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent
- 1940Pete Brown, English poet and lyricist
- 1960Ron Bottitta, British actor
- 1967Jason Thirsk, American bass player (d. 1996)
- 1986Doug Loft, English footballer
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