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Tuesday December 24, 2019

December 24: Day of the Week

December 24, 2019 is the 358th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1818
    The first performance of “Silent Night” takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
  • 1929
    Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen.
  • 1941
    World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander.
  • 1953
    Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge is destroyed by a lahar at Tangiwai, in the Central North Island of New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River, and killing 153 people.
  • 1955
    NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: Viet Cong operatives bomb the Brinks Hotel in Saigon to demonstrate they can strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital.
  • 1966
    A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.
  • 1973
    District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
  • 1997
    The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.

Who were born on December 24?

  • 1588
    Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)
  • 1822
    Matthew Arnold, British poet (d. 1888)
  • 1837
    Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissi, Empress of Austria (d. 1898)
  • 1868
    Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (d. 1941)
  • 1886
    Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
  • 1893
    Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (Chattanooga Choo Choo – I Only Have Eyes for You) (d. 1981)
  • 1924
    Lee Dorsey, American singer (d.1986)
  • 1961
    Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan
  • 1985
    Alexey Dmitriev, German ice hockey player
  • 1992
    Melissa Suffield, English actress

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