On This Day: December 23rd
This is 357th day of the year and 8 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—25 Kislev 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 28th day of the 11th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ("'Twas the night before Christmas"), written by either Clement C. Moore or Maj. Henry Livingston, Jr., was published in the Troy Sentinel of New York.
1933–, emperor of Japan
Wesley K. Clarksoldier and political figure
Joseph Smithreligious leader
Sarah Breedlove Walkerbusinesswoman, philanthropist
Harriet Monroeeditor, critic, and poet
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.