About December 25

December 25, 2020 is the 360th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 49 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 25

  • 333
    Emperor Constantine the Great elevates his youngest son Constans to the rank of Caesar.
  • 1000
    The foundation of the Kingdom of Hungary: Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
  • 1100
    Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity.
  • 1130
    Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first King of Sicily.
  • 1643
    Christmas Island found and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
  • 1776
    George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • 1837
    Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
  • 1850
    Jagannath Temple, Nayagarh is built.
  • 1932
    A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of Hong Kong ends, beginning the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong.
  • 1947
    The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.
  • 1950
    The 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.
  • 1965
    The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People’s Organisation is founded in Taiz
  • 1968
    Apollo 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.
  • 1974
    Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
  • 1977
    Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt Anwar Sadat.
  • 2003
    The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing.
  • 2004
    Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
  • 2007
    A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo escapes from its enclosure and attacks three people, killing one.
  • 2009
    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board a flight to Detroit Metro Airport Northwest Airlines Flight 253

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