On This Day: December 24th
This is 358th day of the year and 7 days remain in the year.
Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama died in Cochin, India.
The War of 1812 between America and Britain ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
"Silent Night" was composed by Franz Joseph Gruber.
The Ku Klux Klan was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee.
December 24 BirthdaysKit Carson1809–68, American frontiersman and guide.
Ryan SeacrestTV personality
Howard Hughesbusiness executive
James Prescott Joulephysicist
Juan Ramón Jiménezlyric poet
Mary Higgins Clarknovelist