Today is Sunday, December 24, 2017.
1809 Kit Carson, Western scout.
1809 Kit Carson
1905 Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, moviemaker, plane builder.
1905 Howard Hughes
1922 Ava Garder
1930 Robert Joffrey, Choreographer
1582 Vasco daGama Day
1814 Treaty of Ghent signed, ending War of 1812 (this news did not arrive until after the Battle of New Orleans).
1851 Library of Congress burns, 35,000 volumes are destroyed.
1865 Confederate veterans form the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, TN
1871 Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida" premieres in Cairo, at Suez canal opening
1906 the first radio program is broadcast, in Brant Rock, Mass
1920 Enrico Caruso gave his last public performance
1936 first radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, CA
1951 Libya gains independence from Italy
1966 Soviet Luna 13 lands on moon
1968 Apollo 8 astronauts broadcast seasons greetings from the moon.
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