December 25: Day of the Week
December 25, 2021 is the 359th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1837Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
- 1914World War I: Known as the Christmas truce, German and British troops on the Western Front temporarily cease fire.
- 1946The first in Europe artificial, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within Soviet nuclear reactor F-1.
- 1947The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.
- 1950The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students. It later turns up in Scotland on April 11, 1951.
- 196842 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
- 1974Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
- 1990The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.
- 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?
- 1771Dorothy Wordsworth, English diarist and sister of William Wordsworth (d. 1855)
- 1856Pud Galvin, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1902)
- 1913Henri Nannen, German journalist (d. 1966)
- 1918Ahmed Ben Bella, politician, first President of Algeria
- 1919Paul David, Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
- 1927Ram Narayan, Indian sarangi player
- 1950Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor
- 1977Israel Vasquez, Mexican boxer
- 1978Joel Porter, Australian footballer
- 1988Eric Gordon, American basketball player
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