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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 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.

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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.
  • 1294
    Pope Boniface VIII is elected Pope, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned.
  • 1871
    Aida opens in Cairo.
  • 1924
    Albania becomes a republic.
  • 1939
    World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
  • 1941
    World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
  • 1942
    World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers.
  • 1974
    Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
  • 2003
    The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid’s busy Chamartín Station.
  • 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?

  • 1166
    King John of England (d. 1216)
  • 1822
    Matthew Arnold, British poet (d. 1888)
  • 1879
    Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
  • 1952
    Christopher Buckley, American author and political commentator
  • 1958
    Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (d. 2008)
  • 1968
    Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete
  • 1974
    Ryan Seacrest, American television host
  • 1986
    Kyrylo Fesenko, Ukrainian basketball player
  • 1991
    Louis Tomlinson, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
  • 2000
    Ethan Bortnick, American musician

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