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)
- 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.
- 800Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.
- 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.
- 1599The city of Natal, Brazil is founded.
- 1837Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1963Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio begins transmitting in Cyprus after Turkish Cypriots are forcibly excluded from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
- 2003The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing.
Who were born on December 25?
- 1583Orlando Gibbons, English composer (d. 1625)
- 1742Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)
- 1821Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross (d. 1912)
- 1878Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
- 1886Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)
- 1912Natalino Otto, Italian singer (d. 1969)
- 1943Hanna Schygulla, German actress
- 1944Kenny Everett, British entertainer (d. 1995)
- 1949Joe Louis Walker, American musician
- 1958Cheryl Chase, American voice actor
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