Dec 31 in history: From naming of Canada's capital to Putin's ascension to power

Updated: Dec 31, 2020, 03:44 PM(IST)

From naming of Canada's capital to Vladimir Putin's ascension to power in Russia, we have got it all covered for you. Have a look at what happened on December 31 -- in history.

1744

James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation rotation

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1857

Ottawa is named the capital of Canada

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1861

Record 22,990 mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji, India

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1907

The first annual ball drop at Times Square

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1999

Russia's President Boris Yeltsin resigns, Vladimir Putin takes over

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