Historical Events on 31st December (Part 2)
All Events Birthdays
Events 201 - 239 of 239
1990 - Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990 - United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace
1991 - CPN, Communist Party of Netherland, last day of existance
1991 - Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
1991 - Dow Jones closes at record high 3168.83
1991 - J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner
1992 - Target date for Europe's single market
1993 - Barbra Striesand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years
1994 - 1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland
1994 - Anti Apartheid Group of Netherlands (AABN) disbands
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.
1995 - "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC
1995 - "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
1995 - "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
1995 - "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1995 - "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 perfs
1995 - "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances
1995 - Cartoonist Bill Watterson ends his "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip
1995 - Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
1995 - 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10
1996 - 63rd Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #10 Virginia Tech, 41-21
1997 - Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268
1997 - Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills
1997 - Microsoft buys Hotmail E-mail service
1997 - More Swedes died than were born in 1997, 1st time since 1809
1997 - Orlando Hernandez, half-brother of pitcher Livan, defects from Cuba
1997 - S Afr & US surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head
1997 - 27th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Kansas State beats #14 Syracuse, 35-18
1998 - US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
1998 - Exchange rates between the euro and legacy currencies in the Eurozone become fixed.
1999 - Control of Panama Canal reverts to Panama
Russian President Boris Yeltsin 1999 - Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.
2004 - The official opening of Taipei 101, the current tallest skyscraper in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 feet).
2007 - Bocaue Fire. Seven people injured when a fire razed several fireworks stores in the Municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.
2007 - The Massive Big Dig construction project in Boston, Massachusetts ends.
2014 - 36 die and 47 are wounded during a stampede of New Year revellers on Shanghai's Bund riverfront
2014 - Beji Caid Essebsi is sworn in as Tunisia's 1st ever freely elected President
2014 - 44th Fiesta Bowl: #20 Boise State beats #10 Arizona, 38-30
2014 - 81st Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #8 Mississippi State, 49-34
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