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DECEMBER 24

1905 Howard Hughes (Texas-born Aviation Pioneer, Movie Producer) Howard Hughes Aviation Filmmakers
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1838 The First Railroad Reaches Greenwich, England Greenwich, England Railroad Historic Firsts Greenwich Guide
The Pioneer Community of Zavala Is Incorporated in Jasper County, Texas Jasper County, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1844 Oregon City Is the First Incorporated Town on the Pacific Coast Oregon City, Oregon Historic Firsts SalemOregon.com
1852 The First Railroad Locomotive in Texas Is Placed in Service by the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway Texas Railroads Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1862 The U.S.S. Charlotte Captures the Confederate Steamer Bloomer in Florida's Choctawhatchee River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 The U.S.S. Fox Seizes the British Blockade Runner Edward Off the Mouth of Florida's Suwannee River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The U.S.S. Sunflower Captures the Blockade Runner Hancock Near the Lighthouse at Florida, Tampa Bay Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1889 Electric Streetcars Begin Running in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Transportation Electricity Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1892 The Deluxe Hotel Hallock Burns in Kittson County, Minnesota Kittson County, Minnesota Fire Minnesota Historical Society
1903 A Labor Strike Ends at the Tyler Window Glass Company in Sistersville, West Virginia Sistersville, West Virginia Labor Strikes West Virginia State Archive
1913 In Calumet, Michigan, 74 People, Mostly Children, Die When a Yell of "Fire!" Panics a Christmas Party for Families of Striking Miners Calumet, Michigan Children Labor Fire Christmas Death State of Michigan

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