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Historical Events In December - 24

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1754  On December - 24 george Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)  

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

1773  On this day in history joseph Wolfl, composer  

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 this day in history a Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)  

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

1798  On this day in history adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)  

1799  On December - 24 jakobijns plot against Napoleon uncovered  

1809  On this day in history christopher "Kit" Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter  

1812  Henry Russell, composer on this day in history.  

1813  Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer on December - 24.  

1814  On this day in history treaty of Ghent (end of the War of 1812) signed  

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

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

1818  "Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; 1st sung next day on December - 24.  

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

1822  On this day in history charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)  

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

1824  Peter Cornelius, composer on this day in history.  

1826  Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer on December - 24.  

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 December - 24.  

1837  On this day in history sissi, Emperor of Austria  

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

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

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

1863  W M Thackeray, writer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1864  Battle of Gordonsville, VA on December - 24.  

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  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on December - 24.  

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

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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 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  On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

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  Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.  

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