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Historical Events In December - 24

Monday, 01 March 2021

1754  George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy) on December - 24.  

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

1773  On December - 24 joseph Wolfl, composer  

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

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

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

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

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

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 December - 24.  

1813  On this day in history henry Wellington Greatorex, composer  

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

1814  On December - 24 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 December - 24.  

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

1818  On December - 24 james Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)  

1822  Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent) on December - 24.  

1823  On December - 24 philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68  

1824  Peter Cornelius, composer on this day in history.  

1826  Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer on December - 24.  

1829  Benjamin Ipavec, composer on this day in history.  

1832  On December - 24 first US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah GA  

1832  On December - 24 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  Joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1862  On December - 24 joseph Funk, composer, dies at 84  

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

1864  Battle of Gordonsville, VA on this day in history.  

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

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  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  On this day in history birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  On December - 24 birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on this day in history.  

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  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.  

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

1380  On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

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

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

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