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.
1990 On December - 31 iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds
1990 On this day in history the Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1991 Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83 on this day in history.
1991 The civil war in El Salvador ends on this day in history.
1992 Target date for Europe's single market on December - 31.
1999 On December - 31 control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama
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.
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.
2006 At least eleven bombs go off in Bangkok hours before the new year on this day in history.
2006 The U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000 on this day in history.
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.
2007 On December - 31 the Big Dig project in Boston, Massachusetts is completed.
2017 On December - 31 coldest ball drop on record in New York City, low temperature reaches -4°F.
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 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wins third term in Bangladesh elections with 17 people killed in violent clashes on December - 31.
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.