About December 21

December 21, 2020 is the 356th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Sagittarius is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 53 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

December 21: More About This Day

This is a frequent day for the winter solstice to occur in the northern hemisphere and summer solstice to occur in the southern hemisphere.

What Happened On December 21

  • 69
    The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors.
  • 1140
    Conrad III of Germany besieged Weinsberg.
  • 1598
    Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile.
  • 1620
    Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  • 1826
    American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion.
  • 1861
    Medal of Honor: Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1872
    Challenger expedition: HMS Challenger, commanded by Captain George Nares, sails from Portsmouth.
  • 1879
    World première of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.
  • 1883
    The first Permanent Force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army are formed: The Royal Canadian Dragoons and The Royal Canadian Regiment.
  • 1910
    An underground explosion at the Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.
  • 1941
    World War II: A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew.
  • 1946
    An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaidō, Japan, kill over 1,300 people and destroy over 38,000 homes.
  • 1962
    Rondane National Park is established as Norway’s first national park.
  • 1967
    Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, after living for 18 days after the transplant.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: Apollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.
  • 1969
    The United Nations adopts the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
  • 1973
    The Geneva Conference on the Arab-Israeli conflict opens.
  • 1994
    Mexican volcano Popocatepetl, dormant for 47 years, erupts gases and ash.
  • 1995
    The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
  • 2004
    Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.

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