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December 31st - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • New Year's Eve (International observances), and its related observances: Last Day of the Year or Bisperas ng Bagong Taon, special holiday between Rizal Day and New Year's Day (the Philippines) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • The first day of Hogmanay or "Auld Year’s Night" (Scotland) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • The seventh day of Christmas (Western Christianity) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
December 31st - events
  • 2007 - Bocaue Fire: Seven people are injured when a fire results in the explosions of several fireworks stores in the municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2004 - The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 ft). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1999 - Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1998 - The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezes the values of the legacy currencies in the Eurozone, and establishes the value of the euro currency. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1994 - This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC-11 to UTC+13 and UTC-10 to UTC+14, respectively. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1992 - Czechoslovakia is dissolved, resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1991 - All official Soviet Union institutions have ceased operations by this date and the Soviet Union is officially dissolved. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - A fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, kills 97 and injures 140. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - A coup d'état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann's PNP government and replaces it with the Provisional National Defence Council led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - The Central African Federation officially collapses and splits into Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than $13.3 billion USD in foreign aid to rebuild Europe. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - President Harry Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - World War II: Hungary declares war on Nazi Germany. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - The chimes of Big Ben are broadcast on radio for the first time by the . Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Manhattan Bridge opens. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York, New York. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1891 - A new immigration depot is opened on Ellis Island, New York. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1879 - Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - American Civil War: The Battle of Stones River is fought near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1857 - Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa, Ontario, as the capital of Canada. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1831 - Gramercy Park is deeded to New York City. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1775 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Quebec: British forces repulse an attack by Continental Army General Richard Montgomery. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1759 - Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at Ł45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1695 - A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1687 - The first Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1660 - James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1600 - The British East India Company is chartered. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1225 - The Ly Dynasty of Vietnam ends after 216 years by the enthronement of the boy emperor Tran Thai Tong, husband of the last Ly monarch, Ly Chieu Hoang, starting the Tran Dynasty. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 535 - Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 406 - Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
December 31st - births
  • 1987 - Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Bronson Pelletier, Canadian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Jan Smit, Dutch singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Paul Rodriguez Jr., Professional skateboarder Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Mike Williams, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Bryce Avary, The Rocket Summer, American musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Julio DePaula, Dominican baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Craig Gordon, Scottish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Luke Schenscher, Australian basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Jason Campbell, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Matthew Pavlich, Australian football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Jesse Carlson, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Matthew Capiccioni, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Elaine Cassidy, Irish actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Papoose, American rapper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Wardy Alfaro, Costa Rican footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Donald Trump Jr., son of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Craig Reucassel, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Toni Kuivasto, Finnish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Rob Penders, Dutch footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Mario Aerts, Belgian cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Ryan Sakoda, Japanese American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Shandon Anderson, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Malcolm Middleton, Scottish musician (Arab Strap) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Joe McIntyre, American singer (New Kids on the Block) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Brent Barry, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Esteban Loaiza, Mexican Major League Baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Ricardo López Felipe, Spanish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Jorjăo, Brazilian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Carlos Morales Quintana, husband of Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Bryon Russell, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter and newspaper columnist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Are Kalvř, Norwegian writer and satirist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Lance Reddick, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Gerry Dee, Canadian comedian and actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Lisa Joyner, American entertainment reporter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Julie Doucet, Canadian underground cartoonist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Gong Li, Chinese actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Nicholas Sparks, American author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Michael McDonald, American actor-comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Scott Ian, American guitarist (Anthrax) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Konishiki, American sumo wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Tyrone Corbin, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - Heather McCartney, British activist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Rick Aguilera, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Nina Li Chi, Chinese actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Steve Bruce, English football player & manager Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Liveris Andritsos, Greek basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (d. 1981) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Val Kilmer, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Phill Kline, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Paul Westerberg, American musician (The Replacements) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Bebe Neuwirth, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Steve Rude, American comics artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Alex Salmond, Scottish politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Hermann Tilke, German racing circuit architect Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - James Remar, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Jane Badler, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Tom Hamilton, American bassist (Aerosmith) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Ellen Datlow, American editor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Susan Shwartz, American writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Seub Nakhasathien, Thai conservationist (d. 1990) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Donna Summer, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Joe Dallesandro American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - René Robert, National Hockey League player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Burton Cummings, Canadian keyboardist (The Guess Who) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Tim Matheson, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Rita Lee, Brazilian Rock Star Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Pius Ncube, Zimbabwean human rights advocate Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Diane von Fürstenberg, Belgian-born fashion designer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Barbara Carrera, Nicaraguan actress and model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Connie Willis, American writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Taylor Hackford, American producer and director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Neil Ross, British-American voice actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - John Denver, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Pete Quaife, English bassist (The Kinks) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Andy Summers, British guitarist (The Police) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Sarah Miles, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Rosalind Cash, American actress (d. 1995) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Avram Hershko, Israeli biologist, Nobel laureate Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Sir Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Akram Awan, Islamic scholar Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Edward Bunker, American author and actor (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Bob Shaw, Irish writer (d. 1996) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Odetta, American singer (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Jaime Escalante, American teacher (d. 2010) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Siné, French cartoonist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Billy Snedden, Australian politician (d. 1987) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Taylor Mead, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1920 - Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Tommy Byrne, American baseball player (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - Wilfrid Noyce, English mountaineer (d. 1962) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Maj-Gen John Frost, British para commander (d. 1993) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1911 - Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1910 - Carl Dudley, American film director (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Jonah Jones, American jazz trumpeter (d. 2000) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian Holocaust survivor (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Jule Styne, English-born composer (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer and actress (d. 1975) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian violinist (d. 1992) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1902 - Lionel Daunais, Quebec singer and composer (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1901 - Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek resistance fighter (d. 1954) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1901 - Julia Bathory, Hungarian glass designer(d. 2000) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1899 - Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer (d. 1940) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1894 - Pola Negri, Polish actress (d. 1987) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1970) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1884 - Bobby Byrne, American baseball player (d. 1964) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1882 - Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (d. 1935) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1881 - Max Pechstein, German painter (d. 1955) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1880 - George C. Marshall, United States Secretary of State, Nobel Laureate (d. 1959) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1880 - Fred Beebe, American baseball player (d. 1957) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1878 - Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman (d. 1966) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1878 - Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan-Argentinian writer (d. 1937) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1877 - Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter (d. 1954) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1860 - Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1857 - King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1855 - Giovanni Pascoli, Italian poet (d. 1912) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1830 - Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (d. 1895) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1830 - Alexander Smith, Scottish poet (d. 1867) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1823 - Sándor Pet?fi, Hungarian poet (d. 1849) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1815 - George Meade, American Civil War general (d. 1872) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1763 - Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1741 - Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1738 - Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British general (d. 1805) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1720 - Charles Edward Stuart, pretender to the British throne (d. 1788) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1668 - Herman Boerhaave, Dutch humanist and physician (d. 1738) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1572 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1514 - Andreas Vesalius, Flemish anatomist (d. 1564) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1491 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1378 - Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 695 - Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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