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Monday December 24, 2018

December 24: Day of the Week

December 24, 2018 is the 358th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

December 2018
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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)

  • 1294
    Pope Boniface VIII is elected Pope, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned.
  • 1929
    Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander.
  • 1953
    Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge is destroyed by a lahar at Tangiwai, in the Central North Island of New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River, and killing 153 people.
  • 1955
    NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Chad–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?

  • 1879
    Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
  • 1944
    Daniel Johnson, Jr., Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec
  • 1947
    Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC
  • 1954
    José María Figueres, Costa Rican politician
  • 1969
    Mark Millar, Scottish comic book writer
  • 1971
    Oro, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1971
    Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1973
    Stephenie Meyer, American author
  • 1985
    David Ragan, American race car driver
  • 1987
    Jane Summersett, American ice dancer

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