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Historical Events In December - 24

Monday, 16 May 2022

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

1761  On December - 24 selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)  

1773  On December - 24 joseph Wolfl, composer  

1777  On December - 24 kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook  

1781  On December - 24 friedrich, Baron von Riedesel 1738-1800 erects Canada's first Christmas tree for the garrison in Fort Sorel, Quebec  

1791  A Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton) on December - 24.  

1798  On this day in history russia & England sign Second anti-French Coalition  

1798  Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz) on this day in history.  

1799  Jakobijns plot against Napoleon uncovered on this day in history.  

1809  Christopher "Kit" Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter on December - 24.  

1812  On December - 24 henry Russell, composer  

1813  On this day in history henry Wellington Greatorex, composer  

1814  Treaty of Ghent (end of the War of 1812) signed on December - 24.  

1814  On December - 24 treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain's War of 1812) signed  

1818  On December - 24 "Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; first sung next day  

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

1818  On this day in history james Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)  

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

1823  Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68 on December - 24.  

1824  Peter Cornelius, composer on December - 24.  

1826  Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history benjamin Ipavec, composer  

1832  First US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah GA on this day in history.  

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

1837  On December - 24 sissi, Emperor of Austria  

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

1851  On December - 24 fire devastates Library of Congress in Wash, destroys 35,000 volumes  

1859  On this day in history roman Statkowski, composer  

1860  On December - 24 joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle," premieres in NYC  

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

1863  On December - 24 w M Thackeray, writer, dies at 52  

1864  On December - 24 battle of Gordonsville, VA  

1865  Several Confederate veterans form the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn on December - 24.  

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  On December - 24 birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  On this day in history birth of john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1389  On this day in history birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

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

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on this day in history.  

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

1564  On December - 24 birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

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

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on this day in history.  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1541  On this day in history 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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