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Saturday December 31, 2022

December 31: Day of the Week

December 31, 2022 is the 365th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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 31: This Day in History

It is widely known as New Year’s Eve since the following day is New Year’s Day. It is the last day of the year.

December 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1229
    James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian reconquest of the island of Majorca.
  • 1759
    Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Battle of Quebec: British forces repulse an attack by Continental Army General Richard Montgomery.
  • 1906
    Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar signs the Persian Constitution of 1906.
  • 1909
    Manhattan Bridge opens.
  • 1946
    President Harry S. Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.
  • 1965
    Jean-Bédel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic army, and his military officers begins a coup d'état against the government of President David Dacko.
  • 1983
    In Nigeria a coup d'état led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari ends the Nigerian Second Republic.
  • 1999
    The United States Government hands control of the Panama Canal (as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone) to Panama. This act complied with the signing of the 1977 Torrijos-Carter Treaties.
  • 2004
    The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 m.

Who were born on December 31?

  • 1378
    Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)
  • 1815
    George Meade, American Civil War general (d. 1872)
  • 1878
    Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan-Argentinian writer (d. 1937)
  • 1926
    Billy Snedden, Australian politician (d. 1987)
  • 1931
    Bob Shaw, Irish writer (d. 1996)
  • 1941
    Sarah Miles, English actress
  • 1943
    John Denver, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1949
    Seub Nakhasathien, Thai conservationist (d. 1990)
  • 1963
    Scott Ian, American guitarist (Anthrax)
  • 1976
    Craig Reucassel, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser

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