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A partial lunar eclipse and Blue moon was visible on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2009.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2009_lunar_eclipse



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The Manhattan Project ceased to exist on 31 December 1946
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Project

The first meeting of the Lunar Society of Birmingham was probably held on 31 December 1775
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Society_of_Birmingham#The_Lunar_Society_1775-1780



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GRAIL-A arrived at the Moon on New Year's Eve 2011
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t17115874/gravity-recovery-and-interior-laboratory-mission/



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Martin Joseph Fettman is an American pathologist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-58 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_J._Fettman

Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasyev (born 31 December 1948) is a colonel in the Russian Air Force 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Mikhailovich_Afanasyev

Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 - September 1, 1557) was a French explorer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Cartier

Jeremy Bernstein (born Dec. 31, 1929, Rochester, N.Y., U.S.) is an American physicist
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/62638/Jeremy-Bernstein

Sir John Eric Sidney Thompson (31 December 1898 - 9 September 1975) was a English Mesoamerican archaeologist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Eric_S._Thompson

Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 - October 29, 1951) was an American astronomer. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47017288/robert-grant-aitken-1864-1951/

George Willis Ritchey (December 31, 1864 - November 4, 1945) was an American optician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Willis_Ritchey



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NGC 2192 was discovered by William Herschel on the 31st December 1788.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56094372/ngc-2192/

NGC 2358 was discovered by William Herschel on the 31st December 1785.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56094391/ngc-2358/

NGC 2419 was discovered by William Herschel on December 31, 1788
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2419

NGC 2811 was discovered by William Herschel on the 31st December 1785.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56094408/ngc-2811/

NGC 2848 was discovered by William Herschel on the 31st December 1785.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56094475/ngc-2848/

NGC 3031 was discovered by Johann Elert Bode on the 31st December 1774.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t8893008/messier-81/

NGC 3034 was discovered Johann Elert Bode on the 31st December 1774.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t5341621/messier-82/

NGC 3708 was discovered by Ormond Stone on the 31st December 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56094640/ngc-3708/

NGC 5037 was discovered by William Herschel on the 31st December 1785.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56094657/ngc-5037/

NGC 5044 was discovered by William Herschel on the 31st December 1785.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56094680/ngc-5044/



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Supernova 2007uy was discovered by Yoji Hirose on December 31, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_2007uy

Supernova 2010lt was imaged on 31 December 2010 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_2010lt

The Iapetus equatorial ridge was discovered on December 31, 2004.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iapetus_(moon)#Equatorial_ridge

On 31 December 1801, von Zach and Heinrich W. M. Olbers recovered Ceres
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres_(dwarf_planet)

Asteroid (29075) 1950 DA was rediscovered on 31 December 2000.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(29075)_1950_DA#Discovery_and_name

The December Phi Cassiopeiids are a recently-discovered early December meteor shower
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t51752964/december-phi-cassiopeiids/



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Meteorites

The Beyrout (LL3.8) meteorite fell in Bayrut, Lebanon, on the 31st December, 1921.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47017274/beyrout-meteorite/



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