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)
- 1000The foundation of the Kingdom of Hungary: Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
- 1837Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
- 1927The Vietnamese Nationalist Party is founded.
- 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.
- 196842 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
- 1974Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
- 1989Nicolae Ceauşescu, former communist President of Romania and his wife, First-Deputy Prime-Minister Elena are condemned to death and executed after a flawed and summary trial.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on December 25?
- 1742Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)
- 1763Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (d. 1805)
- 1856Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
- 1904Gerhard Herzberg, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
- 1907Mike Mazurki, Ukrainian-born actor (d. 1990)
- 1918Ahmed Ben Bella, politician, first President of Algeria
- 1930Emmanuel Agassi, Iranian boxer and father of Andre Agassi
- 1950Yehuda Poliker, Israeli singer-songwriter
- 1965David Rath, Czech politician
- 1968Jim Dowd, American ice hockey player
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