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 This day in History - December 24
303 Historic Events for December 24
1832

HMS Beagle anchors in Wigwam Bay at Cape Receiver

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1832

1st US Negro hospital founded by whites chartered, Savannah, Ga

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1837

Sissi, Emperor of Austria

Birth
1851

Fire devastates Library of Congress in Wash, destroys 35,000 volumes

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1851

US Library of Congress catches fire; 35,000 books burn

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1859

Roman Statkowski, composer

Birth
1860

Joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle," premieres in NYC

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1862

Joseph Funk, composer, dies at 84

Death
1863

W M Thackeray, writer, dies at 52

Death
1864

Battle of Gordonsville, VA

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1865

Several Confederate veterans form Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tn

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1867

Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian/diplomat

Birth
1867

Tevfik Fikret, Turkish poet (Servet-i Fnun, Sis)

Birth
1868

Emanuel Lasker, Germany, world chess champion (1894-21)

Birth
1869

Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55

Death
1869

Henri‰tte GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)

Birth
1870

Rosario Scalero, composer

Birth
1871

Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy)

Birth
1871

Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" premieres in Cairo, at Suez canal opening

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1874

Pope Pius IX proclaims a jubilee for 1875

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1879

Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer

Birth
1881

Juan Ram¢n Jim‚nez, Spain, poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956)

Birth
1881

Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer

Birth
1881

Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer

Birth
1884

Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State

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