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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 535
    Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year.
  • 1946
    President Harry S. Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.
  • 1951
    The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than US$13.3 billion in foreign aid to rebuild Europe.
  • 1955
    The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over US$1 billion in a year.
  • 1983
    In Nigeria a coup d'état led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari ends the Nigerian Second Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.
  • 1999
    Five hijackers, who had been holding 155 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane, leave the plane with two Islamic clerics that they had demanded be freed.
  • 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?

  • 1805
    Marie d'Agoult, French author (d.1876)
  • 1929
    Mies Bouwman, Dutch television personality
  • 1937
    Avram Hershko, Israeli biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941
    Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager
  • 1954
    Alex Salmond, Scottish politician
  • 1962
    Tyrone Corbin, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Luciano Szafir, Brazilian actor
  • 1970
    Bryon Russell, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Rob Penders, Dutch footballer
  • 1985
    Jan Smit, Dutch singer

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