Template:On this day/31 Dizember
- 1600 – The Breetish East Indie Company is chairtert.
- 1796 – The incorporation o Baltimore (picturt) as a ceety.
- 1857 – Queen Victoria chuises Ottawa, then a smaw loggin toun, as the caipital o Canadae.
- 1992 – Czechoslovakie is peacefully dissolved in what is dubbed bi media as the Velvet Divorce, resultin in the creaution o the Czech Republic an Slovak Republic.
- 1999 – First Preses o Roushie, Boris Yeltsin, resigns frae office, leavin Prime Meenister Vladimir Putin as the actin Preses an successor.
Jacques Cartier (b. 1491) · Henri Matisse (b. 1869) · Anthony Hopkins (b. 1937)