December 25: Day of the Week
December 25, 2023 is the 359th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
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.
- 1776George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
- 1926Emperor Taishō of Japan dies. His son, Prince Hirohito succeeds him as Emperor Shōwa.
- 1932A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
- 1941Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
- 1947The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.
- 196842 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
- 1989Nicolae Ceauşescu, former communist President of Romania and his wife, First-Deputy Prime-Minister Elena are condemned to death and executed after a flawed and summary trial.
- 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.
- 2004Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
Who were born on December 25?
- 1667Ehrengard von der Schulenburg, English royal mistress (d. 1743)
- 1742Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)
- 1860Manwel Dimech, Maltese philosopher and social reformer (d. 1921)
- 1935Al Jackson, American baseball player
- 1943Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Brazilian racing driver
- 1945Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
- 1948Alia al Hussein, of Jordan (d. 1977)
- 1966Toshihiro Arai, Japanese rally driver
- 1971Noel Hogan, Irish musician
- 1972Mac Powell, American musician, singer/songwriter (Third Day)
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