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Importance of 31st December in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 31st December special in the world history.

1999
Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation as Russian President, and said that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would take over with immediate effect
Russian Federation
1999
The US Government handed control of the Panama Canal back to Panama, under the terms of the 1979 treaty
United States
1984
The halfpenny coin was withdrawn from circulation and ceased to be legal tender in Britain
Great Britain
1948
Death of Malcolm Campbell, British racing driver, speed record breaker .
Great Britain
1936
Death of Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish writer
Spain
1933
Birth of Edward Bunker, American crime writer and actor .
United States
1929
Canadian-born American dance-band leader Guy Lombardo performed Auld Lang Syne for the first time. He is credited with popularising the song at New Years celebrations in America
Canada
1909
Manhattan Bridge in New York City opened to traffic
United States
1908
Birth of Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who tracked down Nazi war criminals after surviving the Holocaust.
Austria
1907
Death of Michael Marks, joint founder of Marks & Spencer.
Great Britain
1768
Death of Ruth Blay, executed for concealing the body of her child, born out of wedlock. Her reprieve arrived too late as the sheriff had hastened the execution so as not to be late for his lunch.
United States
1600
English East India Company founded
Great Britain
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