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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1294Pope Boniface VIII is elected Pope, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned.
- 1911Lackawanna Cut-Off railway line opens in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- 1913The Italian Hall Disaster (“1913 Massacre”) in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking mine workers, including 59 children.
- 1939World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
- 1973District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
- 1974Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
- 1979The first European Ariane rocket is launched.
- 1997The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
- 2003The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid’s busy Chamartín Station.
- 2005Chad–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?
- 3 BCServius Sulpicius Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
- 1784Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)
- 1798Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet (d. 1855)
- 1906Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
- 1919Qateel Shifai, Pakistani Urdu poet, Lyricist (d. 11 July 2001)
- 1930Robert Joffrey, American choreographer (d. 1988)
- 1960Glenn McQueen, American animator (d. 2002)
- 1966Diedrich Bader, American actor
- 1986Riyo Mori, Japanese model
- 2000Ethan Bortnick, American musician
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