December 25: Day of the Week
December 25, 2019 is the 359th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1066William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 1553Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1776George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
- 1868U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.
- 1914World War I: Known as the Christmas truce, German and British troops on the Western Front temporarily cease fire.
- 1926Emperor Taishō of Japan dies. His son, Prince Hirohito succeeds him as Emperor Shōwa.
- 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.
- 1977Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt Anwar Sadat.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1716Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
- 1745Chevalier de Saint-Georges – “Black Mozart”, African–French Swordsman, Soldier of Fortune, and Composer (d. 1799)
- 1906Lew Grade, Ukrainian-born film producer (d. 1998)
- 1919Paul David, Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
- 1944Henry Vestine, American musician (d. 1997)
- 1945Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
- 1971Dido, English singer
- 1972Mac Powell, American musician, singer/songwriter (Third Day)
- 1973Alexandre Trudeau, Canadian journalist
- 1988Lukas Hinds-Johnson, German rugby player
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