December 24, 1973 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
  • Ferryboat capsized off coast of Equador, drowning 200

Deaths in History

  • Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68