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Historical Events In December - 31

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

1989  On December - 31 the last part of the railway on Prince Edward Island, operated by CN Rail, is abandoned.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On December - 31 iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1990  On this day in history the Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1991  The civil war in El Salvador ends on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1992  Target date for Europe's single market on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1999  On December - 31 control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2005  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 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2006  On December - 31 according to the Met Office, England experienced its warmest year since records began in 1659 with an average temperature of 10.82°C.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2006  At least eleven bombs go off in Bangkok hours before the new year on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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2006  The U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2007  Over 200 people are killed in Kenya due to riots over the results of the presidential election which occurred on dec 27 on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2007  On December - 31 the Big Dig project in Boston, Massachusetts is completed.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2017  On December - 31 coldest ball drop on record in New York City, low temperature reaches -4°F.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2018  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wins third term in Bangladesh elections with 17 people killed in violent clashes on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

2019  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 on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0695  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0439  On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1297  On December - 31 death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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