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Tuesday December 31, 2019

December 31: Day of the Week

December 31, 2019 is the 365th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. 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.

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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.
  • 1687
    The first Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1857
    Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa, Ontario, then a small logging town, as the capital of Canada.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of Stones River begins near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  • 1923
    The chimes of Big Ben are broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC.
  • 1955
    The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over US$1 billion in a year.
  • 1963
    The Central African Federation officially collapses and splits into Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Czechoslovakia is peacefully dissolved in what is dubbed by media as the Velvet Divorce, resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • 1994
    This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC−11:00 to UTC+13:00 and UTC-10:00 to UTC+14:00, respectively.

Who were born on December 31?

  • 1815
    George Meade, American Civil War general (d. 1872)
  • 1830
    Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (d. 1895)
  • 1860
    Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937)
  • 1902
    Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer (d. 1982)
  • 1945
    Barbara Carrera, Nicaraguan actress and model
  • 1961
    Nina Li Chi, Chinese actress
  • 1971
    Esteban Loaiza, Mexican Major League Baseball player
  • 1973
    Malcolm Middleton, Scottish musician (Arab Strap)
  • 1975
    Toni Kuivasto, Finnish footballer
  • 1980
    Matthew Capiccioni, American professional wrestler

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