December 24 in History – What happened on 24 December in Past

✅ Published on December 24th, 2019 in December in History

24 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 24, the day number in a year is 358 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 359. December 24 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 24 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
759Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu departed for Chengdu, staying with his fellow poets Pei Di, where he composed poems about life in his thatched cottage.
1294Boniface VIII began his papacy, replacing St. Celestine V, who had declared that it was permissible for a Pope to resign, and then promptly did so.
1524Portuguese sailor and explorer Vasco di Gama died in Kochi.
1715Sweden's army captured Norway.
1726The city of Montevideo was founded by the Spaniards.
1777An expedition led by English explorer James Cook reaches Christmas Island, the largest coral atoll in the world.
1777Captain James Cook discovered Kirimati Christmas Island).
1798Russia and Britain signed the second anti-French alliance.
1818Silent Night a Christmas carol by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber, was first performed in a church in Austria.
1865Six Confederate veterans of the American Civil War founded the Ku Klux Klan, which would later become a white supremacist group.
1894The first medical conference was held in Calcutta.
1906Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over the radio (Mass).
1912Irving Fisher patented the collection system through \ index cadres \.
1913Seventy-three people were crushed to death in a stampede after someone falsely yelled 'fire' at a crowded Christmas party in Calumet, Michigan, USA.
1914British and German soldiers interrupted the First World War to celebrate Christmas, beginning the Christmas truce.
1921Rabindranath Tagore established Visva Bharati University in Shanti Niketan.
19248 people were killed in a plane crash at Croydon Airfield, London.
1932England great batsman Colin Cowdrey was born in the city of Bangalore, India. He was the first cricketer in the world to play 100 Tests. He played a total of 114 Tests.
1936For the first time, John Lawrence used radioactive isotope medication on the patient.
1953On New Zealand's North Island, at Tangiwai, a railway bridge was damaged by a lahar and collapsed beneath a passenger train, killing 151 people.
1954Laos was liberated by France.
1955The NORAD Tracks Santa program began when children began calling the Continental Air Defense Command Center to inquire about Santa Claus' whereabouts due to a misprint phone number.
1956Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor was born.
1964Bombing at the Brinds Hotel in Saigon.
1966"Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 12 performances.
1968Astronaut William Anders of the NASA Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon, took the famous photograph known as 'Earthrise' showing the Earth rising above the lunar surface.
1971Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later.
1973The United States Congress granted Washington, D.C. home rule, allowing the residents to elect their own mayor and city council.
1973EV Ramaswamy Naikar died in Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
1973Mohammad Mohammedullah became the acting president of Bangladesh.
1979The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The attack was carried out on the pretext of the 1978 Soviet Afghan Friendship Treaty.
1979The first European Ariane rocket was launched.
1980Witnesses reported the first of several sightings of unexplained lights in the sky near RAF Woodbridge, in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, an incident called 'Britain's Roswell'.
1982Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic.
1989The country's first amusement park Accel World opened in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra.
1990Ramsevak Shankar was removed as Suriname's President by a military coup.
2000Renowned chess player Vishwanathan Anand became world champion.
2008The Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, began attacks on several villages in Haut-Uele District, Democratic Republic Of the Congo, resulting in at least 400 deaths and numerous atrocities.
2011The world's oldest performer, Dutch actor and singer Johannes Heesters dies at the age of 108.
2011The Cuban government announced the release of 2900 prisoners.
2012Pakistan's government announces it will accord recognition to the Republic of Kosovo.
2012A video of SpaceX's latest test of the company's Grasshopper rocket with vertical takeoff and vertical landing is released; the rocket rose 131 feet, hovered and landed safely on the landing pad December 17, 2012.
2013To avoid Obamacare penalties, today is the last day consumers in the U.S. can sign up for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
2013Before celebrating Christmas Mass at Pope Francis pays a visit to Pope Benedict XVI at his retirement home.
2014A live Ebola sample is mistakenly sent to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control laboratory that does not meet safety and security standards for handling the virus; a laboratory work is being monitored for 21 days due to potential exposure.

Famous Birthdays of December 24 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1972Klaus Schnellenkamp / Business Man / Chile
1934Stjepan Mesić / Politician / Croatia
1974Paal Nilssen-Love / Composer / Norway
1907I. F. Stone / Author / United States of America
1887Louis Jouvet / Actor / France
1945Lemmy / Musician / United States of America
1969Pernille Fischer Christensen / Writer / Denmark
1994Miguel Castro / Baseball Player / Dominican Republic
1798Adam Mickiewicz / Poet / Poland
1936Ivan Lawrence / Politician / United Kingdom
1922Ava Gardner / Actress / United States of America
1924Lee Dorsey / Writer / United States of America
1930John J. Kelley / Runner / United States of America
1986Tim Elliott / Martial Artist / United States of America
1954José María Figueres / Politician / Costa Rica
1944Oswald Gracias / Cardinal / India
1901Sid Miller / Writer / Australia
1969Taro Goto / Footballer / Japan
1938Valentim Loureiro / Politician / Portugal
1969Clinton McKinnon / Saxophonist / United States of America
1905Howard Hughes / Business Man / United States of America
1879Émile Nelligan / Poet / Canada
1994Fa'amanu Brown / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1963Jay Bilas / Basketball Player / United States of America
1827Alexander von Oettingen / Theologian / Germany
1868Emanuel Lasker / Mathematician / Germany
1969Ed Miliband / Politician / United Kingdom
1949Warwick Brown / Racing Car Driver / Australia
1898Baby Dodds / Drummer / United States of America
1895Marguerite Williams / Geologist / United States of America

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