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What Happened on December 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 A helicopter crash kills Martha Érika Alonso, first female Governor of Puebla, Mexico, and her husband Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, former governor.
2008 The Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks against civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, massacring more than 400.
2005 Chad–Sudan relations: Chad declares a state of belligerence against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
2003 The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station.
1999 Indian Airlines Flight 814 is hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India. The aircraft landed at Kandahar in Afghanistan. The incident ended on December 31 with the release of 190 survivors (one passenger is killed).
1997 The Sid El-Antri massacre in Algeria kills between 50 and 100 people.
1996 A Learjet 35 crashes into Smarts Mountain near Dorchester, New Hampshire, killing both pilots on board.
1994 Air France Flight 8969 is hijacked on the ground at Houari Boumediene Airport, Algiers, Algeria. Over the course of three days three passengers are killed, as are all four terrorists.
1974 Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia.
1973 District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.
1971 LANSA Flight 508 is struck by lightning and crashes in the Puerto Inca District in the Department of Huánuco in Peru, killing 91.
1969 Nigerian troops capture Umuahia, the Biafran capital.
1968 Apollo program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed ten lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures.
1966 A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 111.
1964 Vietnam War: Viet Cong operatives bomb the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, South Vietnam to demonstrate they can strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital.
1964 Flying Tiger Line Flight 282 crashes after takeoff from San Francisco International Airport, killing three.
1953 Tangiwai disaster: In New Zealand's North Island, at Tangiwai, a railway bridge is damaged by a lahar and collapses beneath a passenger train, killing 151 people.
1952 First flight of Britain's Handley Page Victor strategic bomber.
1951 Libya becomes independent. Idris I is proclaimed King of Libya.
1945 Five of nine children become missing after their home in Fayetteville, West Virginia, is burned down.
1944 World War II: The Belgian Troopship Leopoldville was torpedoed and sank with the loss of 763 soldiers and 56 crew.
1943 World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower is named Supreme Allied Commander for the Operation Overlord.
1942 World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral François Darlan in Algiers, Algeria.
1941 World War II: Kuching is conquered by Japanese forces.
1941 World War II: Benghazi is conquered by the British Eighth Army.
1939 World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.
1929 Assassination attempt on Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen.
1929 A four alarm fire breaks out in the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C.
1924 Albania becomes a republic.
1920 Gabriele D'Annunzio surrendered the Italian Regency of Carnaro in the city of Fiume to Italian Armed Forces.
1918 Region of Međimurje is captured by the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes from Hungary.
1914 World War I: The "Christmas truce" begins.
1913 The Italian Hall disaster in Calumet, Michigan results in the deaths of 73 striking workers families at a Christmas party participants (including 59 children) when someone falsely yells "fire".
1906 Reginald Fessenden transmits the first radio broadcast; consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.
1871 The opera Aida premieres in Cairo, Egypt.
1868 The Greek Presidential Guard is established as the royal escort by King George I.
1865 Jonathan Shank and Barry Ownby form The Ku Klux Klan.
1846 British acquired Labuan from the Sultanate of Brunei for Great Britain.
1826 The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.
1818 The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria.
1814 Representatives of the United Kingdom and the United States sign the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812.
1800 The Plot of the rue Saint-Nicaise fails to kill Napoleon Bonaparte.
1777 Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook.
1737 The Marathas defeat the combined forces of the Mughal Empire, Rajputs of Jaipur, Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab of Awadh and Nawab of Bengal in the Battle of Bhopal.
1500 A joint Venetian–Spanish fleet captures the Castle of St. George on the island of Cephalonia.
1294 Pope Boniface VIII is elected, replacing St. Celestine V, who had resigned.
1144 The capital of the crusader County of Edessa falls to Imad ad-Din Zengi, the atabeg of Mosul and Aleppo.
759 Tang dynasty poet Du Fu departs for Chengdu, where he is hosted by fellow poet Pei Di.
640 Pope John IV is elected, several months after his predecessor's death.
502 Chinese emperor Xiao Yan names Xiao Tong his heir designate.
Famous People Born on December 24

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Year Name
1895 E. Roland Harriman, American financier and philanthropist (d. 1978)
1969 Taro Goto, Japanese soccer player
1931 Ray Bryant, American pianist and composer (d. 2011)
1985 David Ragan, American race car driver
1822 Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (d. 1888)
1934 Alex Hutchinson, Australian jazz musician
1945 Lemmy, English hard rock singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2015)
1958 Gene Sperling, American economist
1895 Noel Streatfeild, English author (d. 1986)
1879 Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1952)
Famous People Deaths On December 24

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Date Name
1449 Walter Bower, Scottish chronicler (b. 1385)
1914 John Muir, Scottish-American geologist, botanist, and author, founded Sierra Club (b. 1838)
2002 Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1920)
1872 William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist and engineer (b. 1820)
1972 Gisela Richter, English-American archaeologist and historian (b. 1882)
1945 Josephine Sabel, American singer and comedian (b. 1866)
1997 James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2004 Johnny Oates, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)
2015 Turid Birkeland, Norwegian businesswoman and politician, Norwegian Minister of Culture (b. 1962)
1965 John Black, English businessman (b. 1895)