December 25: Day of the Week
December 25, 2020 is the 360th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 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.
- 1868U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.
- 1941Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on December 25?
- 1652Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)
- 1874Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
- 1876Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1959)
- 1927Nellie Fox, baseball player (d. 1975)
- 1943Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Brazilian racing driver
- 1945Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
- 1964Bob Stanley, English musician (Saint Etienne), filmmaker and journalist
- 1966Toshihiro Arai, Japanese rally driver
- 1968Helena Christensen, Danish model
- 1977Israel Vasquez, Mexican boxer
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