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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1100Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity.
- 1553Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1850Jagannath Temple, Nayagarh is built.
- 1868U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.
- 1941Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
- 1963Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio begins transmitting in Cyprus after Turkish Cypriots are forcibly excluded from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
- 1974Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
- 1974Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
- 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.
- 2007A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo escapes from its enclosure and attacks three people, killing one.
Who were born on December 25?
- 1642Isaac Newton, English scientist and mathematician (d. 1727)
- 1745Chevalier de Saint-Georges – “Black Mozart”, African–French Swordsman, Soldier of Fortune, and Composer (d. 1799)
- 1887Conrad Hilton, American hotelier (d. 1979)
- 1904Gerhard Herzberg, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
- 1908Ernest L. Massad, U.S. Army general (d. 1993)
- 1918Ahmed Ben Bella, politician, first President of Algeria
- 1919Noele Gordon, English actress (d. 1985)
- 1942Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 2010)
- 1952CCH Pounder, Guyana-born actress
- 1973Robbie Elliott, English footballer
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