24th of December

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The December 24 is the 358th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 359th in leap years ), so stay 7 days until the end of the year.
Christmas Eve : The evening of December 24th is the eve of Christmas , and Christians of many denominations around the world begin the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ with the Vespers service .

Historic anniversaries
November · December · January
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22nd 23 24 25th 26th 27 28
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Christmas Eve: Baroque Christmas crib

Events

Politics and world events

1799: Napoléon as first consul
1914: Christmas peace on the western front
1954: Laos

economy

science and technology

1906: Reginald Fessenden
1968: Rise of the earth after orbiting the moon

Culture

1818: Song of Silent Night, Holy Night

religion

1294: Boniface VIII.
1902: Pope Leo XIII.

Disasters

1974: The Course of Tracy
  • 1974 : Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. It claims 71 lives and leads to a supply shortage in the remote city.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Sports

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

18th century

Karl Gottfried Hagen (* 1749)

19th century

1801-1850

James P. Joule (* 1818)
Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (* 1837)

1851-1900

Samuel Fischer (* 1859)
Juan Ramón Jiménez (* 1881)

20th century

1901-1925

Joseph Höffner (* 1906)
Ava Gardner (born 1922)

1926-1950

Mary Higgins Clark (born 1927)
Hans Eichel (* 1941)

1951-1975

Olaf Berger (* 1963)
Ricky Martin (* 1971)

1976-2000

Lorielle London (* 1983)

Died

Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

Vasco da Gama († 1524)

19th century

20th century

1901-1950

Eduard David († 1930)

1951-1975

1976-2000

Rudi Dutschke († 1979)
Alfons Goppel († 1991)

21st century

Harold Pinter († 2008)
Johannes Heesters († 2011)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

Web links

Commons : December 24th  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Christmas Eve  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations