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Historical Events In December - 24

Friday, 03 July 2020

1754  On this day in history george Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)  

1761  On this day in history selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)  

1773  Joseph Wolfl, composer on December - 24.  

1777  Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook on this day in history.  

1781  On this day in history friedrich, Baron von Riedesel 1738-1800 erects Canada's first Christmas tree for the garrison in Fort Sorel, Quebec  

1791  On December - 24 a Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)  

1798  On December - 24 russia & England sign Second anti-French Coalition  

1798  Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz) on December - 24.  

1799  Jakobijns plot against Napoleon uncovered on December - 24.  

1809  On December - 24 christopher "Kit" Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter  

1812  On December - 24 henry Russell, composer  

1813  Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer on this day in history.  

1814  On December - 24 treaty of Ghent (end of the War of 1812) signed  

1814  Treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain's War of 1812) signed on December - 24.  

1818  On this day in history "Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; first sung next day  

1818  On this day in history "Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; 1st sung next day  

1818  James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy) on December - 24.  

1822  Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent) on this day in history.  

1823  On this day in history philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68  

1824  On this day in history peter Cornelius, composer  

1826  On this day in history ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer  

1829  Benjamin Ipavec, composer on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history first US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah GA  

1832  On this day in history 1st US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah, Ga  

1837  On this day in history sissi, Emperor of Austria  

1851  Fire devastates Library of Congress in Washington destroys 35,000 volumes on December - 24.  

1851  On this day in history fire devastates Library of Congress in Wash, destroys 35,000 volumes  

1859  Roman Statkowski, composer on December - 24.  

1860  On this day in history joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle," premieres in NYC  

1862  Joseph Funk, composer, dies at 84 on December - 24.  

1863  On this day in history w M Thackeray, writer, dies at 52  

1864  Battle of Gordonsville, VA on December - 24.  

1865  On December - 24 several Confederate veterans form the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn  

1865  On this day in history several Confederate veterans form Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on this day in history.  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on this day in history.  

1389  On December - 24 birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) was born on December - 24.  

1491  On this day in history birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

1508  On this day in history birth of pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on December - 24.  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on December - 24.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1069  On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  On this day in history death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1524  On this day in history vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

1541  On December - 24 andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.  

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