December 25: Day of the Week
December 25, 2022 is the 359th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 2003The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing.
- 2004Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
- 2007A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo escapes from its enclosure and attacks three people, killing one.
- 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?
- 1856Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
- 1902Barton MacLane, American actor (d. 1969)
- 1906Lew Grade, Ukrainian-born film producer (d. 1998)
- 1913Henri Nannen, German journalist (d. 1966)
- 1919Paul David, Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
- 1944Kenny Everett, British entertainer (d. 1995)
- 1946Larry Csonka, American football player
- 1980Laura Sadler, British actress (d. 2003)
- 1984The Veronicas, Australian singers (twin sisters)
- 1985Leon Pisani, Welsh singer
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