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Friday December 24, 2021

December 24: Day of the Week

December 24, 2021 is the 358th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 563
    The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    World War I: The “Christmas truce” begins.
  • 1941
    World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The first European Ariane rocket is launched.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1635
    Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)
  • 1910
    Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957. (d. 1980)
  • 1920
    Yevgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  • 1938
    Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • 1943
    Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
  • 1945
    Lemmy, British singer, bassist (Motörhead)
  • 1945
    Steve Smith, Canadian Comedian, The New Red Green Show, Duct Tape Forever
  • 1970
    Amaury Nolasco, American actor
  • 1991
    Louis Tomlinson, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
  • 1995
    Anett Kontaveit, Estonian tennis player

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