Historical Events In December - 31
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
1989 The last part of the railway on Prince Edward Island, operated by CN Rail, is abandoned on this day in history.
1990 Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds on this day in history.
1990 The Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting on this day in history.
1991 Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83 on December - 31.
1991 The civil war in El Salvador ends on December - 31.
1992 On December - 31 target date for Europe's single market
1999 On this day in history control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama
2005 On this day in history another second was added, 23:59:60, called a leap second,to end the year 205.The last time this occured was on June 30, 1998.
2006 According to the Met Office, England experienced its warmest year since records began in 1659 with an average temperature of 10.82°C on this day in history.
2006 On this day in history at least eleven bombs go off in Bangkok hours before the new year.
2006 The U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000 on December - 31.
2007 On this day in history over 200 people are killed in Kenya due to riots over the results of the presidential election which occurred on dec 27.
2007 The Big Dig project in Boston, Massachusetts is completed on December - 31.
2017 Coldest ball drop on record in New York City, low temperature reaches -4°F on December - 31.
2018 On December - 31 houston guard James Harden scores 43 points in Rockets' 113-101 win over Memphis Grizzlies; 4th straight NBA game with 40+ points and 8th straight with 35+; joins Oscar Robertson as only player with at least 35 points & 5 assists in 8 straight games
2018 On this day in history prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wins third term in Bangladesh elections with 17 people killed in violent clashes
2019 On December - 31 iraqi militiamen and protesters breach the front gate checkpoint of the United States embassy in Baghdad following a U.S. military operation that targeted an Iraqi militia on December 29.
2020 The transition period following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020 expires on December - 31.