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Thursday December 24, 2020

December 24: Day of the Week

December 24, 2020 is the 359th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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December 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1814
    The Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the War of 1812.
  • 1818
    The first performance of “Silent Night” takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
  • 1911
    Lackawanna Cut-Off railway line opens in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • 1924
    Albania becomes a republic.
  • 1942
    World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers.
  • 1966
    A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.
  • 1974
    Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
  • 1980
    Witnesses report the first of several sightings of unexplained lights near RAF Woodbridge, in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, an incident called “Britain’s Roswell”.
  • 1997
    The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
  • 2005
    Chad–Sudan relations: Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.

Who were born on December 24?

  • 1812
    Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • 1923
    Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
  • 1924
    Lee Dorsey, American singer (d.1986)
  • 1945
    Lemmy, British singer, bassist (Motörhead)
  • 1951
    John D'Acquisto, baseball player
  • 1953
    François Loos, French politician
  • 1957
    Diane Tell, Quebec singer
  • 1966
    Diedrich Bader, American actor
  • 1969
    Ed Miliband, British politician
  • 1987
    Jane Summersett, American ice dancer

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