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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.
  • 1826
    The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
  • 1865
    The Ku Klux Klan is formed.
  • 1924
    Albania becomes a republic.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.
  • 1997
    The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
  • 2000
    The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery.
  • 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?

  • 1635
    Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)
  • 1812
    Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (d. 1894)
  • 1894
    Georges Guynemer, French aviator (d. 1917)
  • 1957
    Diane Tell, Quebec singer
  • 1958
    Paul Pressey, American basketball player
  • 1961
    Jay Wright, American basketball coach
  • 1970
    Amaury Nolasco, American actor
  • 1971
    Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Shane Tuck, Australian rules footballer
  • 1985
    Alexey Dmitriev, German ice hockey player

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