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Friday December 24, 2021

December 24: Day of the Week

December 24, 2021 is the 358th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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.
  • 1826
    The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
  • 1871
    Aida opens in Cairo.
  • 1924
    Albania becomes a republic.
  • 1951
    Libya becomes independent from Italy. Idris I is proclaimed King of Libya.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 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?

  • 1588
    Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)
  • 1754
    George Crabbe, British poet and naturalist (d. 1832)
  • 1896
    Jens Oliver Lisberg, Faroese law student, designer of the Flag of the Faroe Islands (d. 1920)
  • 1905
    Howard Hughes, American film producer and inventor (d. 1976)
  • 1934
    Stjepan Mesić, president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia
  • 1955
    Grand L. Bush, American actor
  • 1958
    Paul Pressey, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist
  • 1969
    Sean Michael, South African actor
  • 1986
    Kyrylo Fesenko, Ukrainian basketball player

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