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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 350Vetranio meets Constantius II at Naissus (Serbia) and is forced to abdicate his title (Caesar). Constantius allows him to live as a private citizen on a state pension.
- 1066William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 1130Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first King of Sicily.
- 1553Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
- 1643Christmas Island found and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
- 1932A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2007A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo escapes from its enclosure and attacks three people, killing one.
- 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)
- 1908Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)
- 1932Mabel King, American actress (d. 1999)
- 1938Noel Picard, Quebec ice hockey player
- 1946Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
- 1958Cheryl Chase, American voice actor
- 1972Josh Freese, American drummer
- 1982Dev, Indian actor
- 1982Shawn Andrews, American football player
- 1984Georgia Moffett, British actress
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