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)
- 333Emperor Constantine the Great elevates his youngest son Constans to the rank of Caesar.
- 1130Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first King of Sicily.
- 1553Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1599The city of Natal, Brazil is founded.
- 1776George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
- 1826The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening.
- 1868U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.
- 1926Emperor Taishō of Japan dies. His son, Prince Hirohito succeeds him as Emperor Shōwa.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1864Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (d. 1951)
- 1906Lew Grade, Ukrainian-born film producer (d. 1998)
- 1907Mike Mazurki, Ukrainian-born actor (d. 1990)
- 1912Tony Martin, American singer and actor
- 1921Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist (d. 2000)
- 1926Enrique Jorrín, Cuban composer and musician (d. 1987)
- 1929Chris Kenner, American singer and songwriter (d. 1976)
- 1929Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
- 1975Hideki Okajima, Japanese baseball player
- 1980Laura Sadler, British actress (d. 2003)
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