About December 23

December 23, 2021 is the 357th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 8 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Capricorn 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 40 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 23

  • 1572
    Theologian Johann Sylvan executed in Heidelberg for his heretical Antitrinitarian beliefs
  • 1793
    The Battle of Savenay, decisive defeat of the royalist counter-revolutionaries in Revolt in the Vendée during the French Revolution.
  • 1823
    A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.
  • 1893
    The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
  • 1914
    World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1916
    World War I: Battle of Magdhaba – Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
  • 1919
    Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 becomes law in the UK.
  • 1921
    Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.
  • 1936
    Colombia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1936
    First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.
  • 1941
    World War II: After 15 days of fighting, the Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island.
  • 1947
    The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
  • 1948
    Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
  • 1958
    Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower.
  • 1968
    The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.
  • 1972
    A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.
  • 1979
    Soviet war in Afghanistan: Soviet forces occupy Kabul, the Afghan capital.
  • 1982
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • 2003
    PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
  • 2007
    An agreement is made for the monarchy of Nepal to be abolished and the country to become a federal republic with the Prime Minister becoming head of state.

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