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)
- 563The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
- 1294Pope Boniface VIII is elected Pope, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned.
- 1871Aida opens in Cairo.
- 1924Albania becomes a republic.
- 1939World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
- 1941World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
- 1942World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers.
- 1974Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
- 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.
- 2008Lord’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?
- 1166King John of England (d. 1216)
- 1822Matthew Arnold, British poet (d. 1888)
- 1879Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
- 1952Christopher Buckley, American author and political commentator
- 1958Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (d. 2008)
- 1968Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete
- 1974Ryan Seacrest, American television host
- 1986Kyrylo Fesenko, Ukrainian basketball player
- 1991Louis Tomlinson, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
- 2000Ethan Bortnick, American musician
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