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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 800Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.
- 1066William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 1100Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity.
- 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.
- 1946The first in Europe artificial, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within Soviet nuclear reactor F-1.
- 1977Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt Anwar Sadat.
- 1990The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.
- 2000Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a bill into law that officially establishes a new National Anthem of Russia, with music adopted from the anthem of the Soviet Union that was composed by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.
Who were born on December 25?
- 1665Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (d. 1746)
- 1763Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (d. 1805)
- 1911Louise Bourgeois, French American sculptor (d. 2010)
- 1919Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
- 1954Annie Lennox, Scottish singer
- 1954Steve Wariner, American country music singer
- 1958Martin Wiesner, German footballer
- 1959Michael P. Anderson, astronaut (d. 2003)
- 1962Darren Wharton, British keyboardist (Thin Lizzy and Dare)
- 1981Willy Taveras, baseball player
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