Tuesday December 24, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

December 24: Day of the Week

December 24, 2024 is the 359th day of the year 2024 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.

December 24 Historical Event(s)

1814
The Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the War of 1812.
1818
The first performance of “Silent Night” takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
1851
Library of Congress burns.
1871
Aida opens in Cairo.
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.
1941
World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
1942
World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers.
1974
Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
1979
The first European Ariane rocket is launched.
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?

1166
King John of England (d. 1216)
1868
Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (d. 1941)
1886
Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
1895
Noel Streatfeild, English children’s writer (d. 1986)
1920
Yevgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
1922
Ava Gardner, American actress (d. 1990)
1923
Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
1946
Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist, Focus
1967
Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker
1981
Shane Tuck, Australian rules footballer

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