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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
1719

Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer

Birth
1724

Benjamin Franklin arrives in London

Event
1726

Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer

Birth
1745

Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)

Birth
1754

George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)

Birth
1761

SelŒm III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)

Birth
1773

Joseph Wolfl, composer

Birth
1791

A EugŠne Scribe, French dramatist (Bertrand et Raton)

Birth
1798

Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)

Birth
1798

Russia and England sign Second anti-French Coalition

Event
1799

Jakobijns plot against Napoleon uncovered

Event
1809

Christopher "Kit" Carson, KY, Union brig-general/indian fighter

Birth
1812

Henry Russell, composer

Birth
1813

Henry Wellington Greatorex, composer

Birth
1814

Treaty of Ghent (end of US-Britain's War of 1812) signed

Event
1818

"Silent Night" composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; 1st sung next day

Event
1818

James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)

Birth
1818

Franz Xaver Gruber composes "Silent Night"

Event
1822

Matthew Arnold, England, poet/critic (Dover Beach)

Birth
1822

Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)

Birth
1823

Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68

Death
1824

Peter Cornelius, composer

Birth
1826

Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer

Birth
1829

Jose Rogel, composer

Birth
1829

Benjamin Ipavec, composer

Birth