All About December 31st
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
December 31st Holidays
- Make Up Your Mind Day
- National Champagne Day
- New Year’s Eve
- One Voice Day
- Universal Hour of Peace Day
- Unlucky Day
- World Peace Meditation Day
Ruling planet: Saturn
Sign ruler: Saturn, Uranus
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, 22
Personality Traits: Solid, Stable, Traditional, Loves Quality.
Famous Capricorns: Tiger Woods Stephen Hawking, Bradley Cooper, Jim Carrey, Elvis Presley, Issac Newton, Muhammed Ali, Mel Gibson.
December 31st Trivia
- 1790 – Efimeris, the oldest Greek newspaper of which issues have survived till today, is published for the first time.
- 1796 – The incorporation of Baltimore as a city.
- 1857 – Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa, then a small logging town, as the capital of Canada.
- 1907 – The first New Year’s Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in Manhattan.
- 1937 – Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor was born in Margam, United Kingdom.
- 1943 – John Denver, American singer-songwriter was born in Roswell, NM,
- 1946 – President Harry S. Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.
- 1948 – Donna Summer, American singer-songwriter was born in Boston, MA,
- 1959 – Val Kilmer, American actor was born in , Los Angeles, CA,
- 1999 – First President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, resigns from office, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President and successor.
- 1999 – The last day of the 20th Century and 2nd Millennium.
- 2009 – Both a blue moon and a lunar eclipse occur.
- 2010 – A total 36 tornadoes touched down in the Midwest states, resulting in the deaths of nine people and $113 million in damages.
- 2015 – Natalie Cole, American singer-songwriter and actress passed away from congestive heart failure.
- 2015 – Wayne Rogers, who is known for playing Trapper John on TV series, MASH, passed away at 82 from complications from pneumonia.
- 2017 – George Papadopoulos, in a drunken confession to Alexander Downer, the Australian high commissioner to the United Kingdom, said he knew that he knew Moscow had damaging information on Hillary Clinton. This confession is believed to be what launched the investigation into Trump and his connections to Russia.
- 2017 – The U.S. military canl accept openly transgender recruits after the Trump Department of Justice dropped its legal challenge to multiple court rulings against Trump’s surprise announcement on Twitter a couple months prior that he would “not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity.