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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)

  • 1906
    Radio: Reginald Fessenden transmits the first radio broadcast; consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.
  • 1911
    Lackawanna Cut-Off railway line opens in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • 1913
    The Italian Hall Disaster (“1913 Massacre”) in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking mine workers, including 59 children.
  • 1924
    Albania becomes a republic.
  • 1929
    Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen.
  • 1942
    World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers.
  • 1943
    World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander.
  • 1951
    Libya becomes independent from Italy. Idris I is proclaimed King of Libya.
  • 1955
    NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 24?

  • 1810
    Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873)
  • 1879
    Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, Queen Consort to Christian X (d. 1952)
  • 1947
    Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC
  • 1948
    Frank Oliver, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1958
    Gene Sperling, American economist and government official
  • 1963
    Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress
  • 1979
    Chris Hero, American professional wrestler
  • 1987
    Jane Summersett, American ice dancer
  • 1991
    Wasim Tareen, Pakistani footballer
  • 2000
    Ethan Bortnick, American musician

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