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.
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)
- 1818The first performance of “Silent Night” takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
- 1826The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
- 1865The Ku Klux Klan is formed.
- 1924Albania becomes a republic.
- 1964Vietnam War: Viet Cong operatives bomb the Brinks Hotel in Saigon to demonstrate they can strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital.
- 1966A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.
- 1968Apollo 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.
- 1997The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
- 2000The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery.
- 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?
- 1635Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)
- 1812Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (d. 1894)
- 1894Georges Guynemer, French aviator (d. 1917)
- 1957Diane Tell, Quebec singer
- 1958Paul Pressey, American basketball player
- 1961Jay Wright, American basketball coach
- 1970Amaury Nolasco, American actor
- 1971Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler
- 1981Shane Tuck, Australian rules footballer
- 1985Alexey Dmitriev, German ice hockey player
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