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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1599The city of Natal, Brazil is founded.
- 1776George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
- 1837Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
- 1941World War II: Battle of Hong Kong ends, beginning the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong.
- 1947The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.
- 1965The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People’s Organisation is founded in Taiz
- 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.
Who were born on December 25?
- 1730Philip Mazzei, Italian physician and friend of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1816)
- 1901Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (d. 2004)
- 1904Gerhard Herzberg, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
- 1935Anne Roiphe, American author and feminist
- 1944Henry Vestine, American musician (d. 1997)
- 1947Twink Caplan, American actress and comedian
- 1966Toshihiro Arai, Japanese rally driver
- 1976Armin van Buuren, Dutch DJ & Producer
- 1985Perdita Weeks, British actress
- 1987Justin Sweeney, Australian rules footballer
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