What are the important events that happened on December 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
December 23: Facts & Myths About This Day
December 23 is the 358th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 8 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 10, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 446,856 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectapentacontaoctagon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 51 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,924 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 23 Historical Events
Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo
As part of the Glorious Revolution, King James II of England flees England to Paris after being deposed in favour of his nephew, William of Orange and his daughter Mary.
The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.
World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
World War I: Battle of Magdhaba – Allied forces defeat Turkish forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
Seven Japanese convicted of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East are executed at Sugamo Prison in Tokyo.
The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.
PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.
Who were born on December 23?
Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (d. 1678)
Henry B. Guppy, British botanist (d. 1926)
Charan Singh, Indian Prime Minister(d.1987)
Bob Kurland, American basketball player
Paul Hornung, American football player
Frederic Forrest, American actor
Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of Australia
Raymont Harris, American football player
Hanley Ramírez, Dominican baseball player
Eri Kamei, Japanese singer
Who died on December 23?
Mor Gabriel, Syriac Orthodox Saint (b. 594)
Akiyama Nobutomo, Japanese military commander (b. 1531)
François Maynard, French poet (b. 1582)
John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (b. 1873)
Vincenzo Tommasini, Italian composer (b. 1878)
Andrei Tupolev, Soviet aircraft designer (b. 1888)
P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (b. 1921)
Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and musher (b. 1905)
Robert L. Howard, American Vietnam War soldier; Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1939)
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