December 24: Day of the Week
December 24, 2020 is the 359th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1814The Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the War of 1812.
- 1818The first performance of “Silent Night” takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
- 1911Lackawanna Cut-Off railway line opens in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- 1924Albania becomes a republic.
- 1942World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers.
- 1966A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.
- 1974Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
- 1980Witnesses report the first of several sightings of unexplained lights near RAF Woodbridge, in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, an incident called “Britain’s Roswell”.
- 1997The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
- 2005Chad–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?
- 1812Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (d. 1894)
- 1923Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
- 1924Lee Dorsey, American singer (d.1986)
- 1945Lemmy, British singer, bassist (Motörhead)
- 1951John D'Acquisto, baseball player
- 1953François Loos, French politician
- 1957Diane Tell, Quebec singer
- 1966Diedrich Bader, American actor
- 1969Ed Miliband, British politician
- 1987Jane Summersett, American ice dancer
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