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Historical Events In December - 24

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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

1761  Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808) on December - 24.  

1773  On December - 24 joseph Wolfl, composer  

1777  Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook on December - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1798  Russia & England sign Second anti-French Coalition on December - 24.  

1798  On December - 24 adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)  

1799  On December - 24 jakobijns plot against Napoleon uncovered  

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

1812  Henry Russell, composer on December - 24.  

1813  Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer on December - 24.  

1814  Treaty of Ghent (end of the War of 1812) signed on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain's War of 1812) signed  

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

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

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

1822  On December - 24 charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)  

1823  Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1824  Peter Cornelius, composer on December - 24.  

1826  Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer on December - 24.  

1829  Benjamin Ipavec, composer on this day in history.  

1832  First US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah GA on December - 24.  

1832  1st US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah, Ga on December - 24.  

1837  On December - 24 sissi, Emperor of Austria  

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

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

1859  On this day in history roman Statkowski, composer  

1860  Joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle," premieres in NYC on December - 24.  

1862  On this day in history joseph Funk, composer, dies at 84  

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

1864  On December - 24 battle of Gordonsville, VA  

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

1865  Several Confederate veterans form Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn on this day in history.  

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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 December - 24.  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on December - 24.  

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on this day in history.  

1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) was born on this day in history.  

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on December - 24.  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on December - 24.  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on this day in history.  

1588  On this day in history birth of constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)  

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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  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.  

1257  On December - 24 death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

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

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

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.  

1541  Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

1548  On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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