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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)

  • 563
    The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
  • 1814
    The Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the War of 1812.
  • 1826
    The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
  • 1974
    Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
  • 1997
    The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
  • 2008
    Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks on Democratic Republic of the Congo, massacring more than 400.

Who were born on December 24?

  • 1754
    George Crabbe, British poet and naturalist (d. 1832)
  • 1812
    Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • 1893
    Ruth Chatterton, American actress (d. 1961)
  • 1905
    Howard Hughes, American film producer and inventor (d. 1976)
  • 1923
    George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  • 1924
    Mohammed Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • 1930
    Robert Joffrey, American choreographer (d. 1988)
  • 1945
    Nicholas Meyer, American author
  • 1967
    Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker
  • 1970
    Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter

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