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DECEMBER 24

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1167 John, King of England English Political and Social Leaders British Monarchy Historic UK
1745 Benjamin Rush (Pennsylvania-born Patriot, Physician, Social Reformer) Benjamin Rush Health Care American Revolution
William Paterson (Irish-American Governor of New Jersey) Irish Political and Social Leaders New Jersey Political and Social Leaders
1834 Lizzie Bunnell Read (President of the Iowa Woman Suffrage Association) Iowa Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage Historical Society of Iowa
1894 Georges-Marie Guynemer (French World War I Flying Ace) French Explorers and Aviators Aviation World War I
1923 Wilton Z. Mkwayi (A Leader of the African National Congress) South African Political and Social Leaders South African History
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1942 Jean Darlan (French Admiral Assassinated in Algiers) French Military Leaders Algeria World War II History Channel
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1508 London Houses Receive Piped Water for the First Time Since the Roman Empire London, England Roman Empire Historic Firsts Historic UK
1814 The Treaty of Peace and Amity Is Signed in Ghent, Belgium, Ending the War of 1812 Between the U.S. and England Belgium England War of 1812 Yale University History Channel Writer's Almanac University of Georgia Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 President Lincoln Spends the Evening Discussing the Emancipation Proclamation with Senator Charles Sumner (Massachusetts) Charles Sumner President Abraham Lincoln Slavery Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Logs
1914 A Christmas Truce Is Observed Between German and British Troops Fighting in Belgium Belgium Germany Great Britain World War I Christmas Writer's Almanac
1936 In Cuba, Federico Laredo Brus Replaces Impeached President Gomez Cuban Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1942 French Admiral Jean Darlan Is Assassinated in Algiers French Military Leaders Algeria World War II Death History Channel
1943 President Franklin Roosevelt Appoints General Dwight Eisenhower Supreme Commander of Allied Forces President Franklin Roosevelt Dwight Eisenhower World War II The New York Times
1952 The McCarren-Walter Act Revises U.S. Immigration Laws to Restrict Immigration of Communist Sympathizers U.S. Government Immigration Laws and Legal Resources Cold War History Channel
1962 Cuba Returns to the United States the Last of More Than 1,000 Prisoners Taken at the Bay of Pigs Invasion Cuba Bay of Pigs Invasion Prisoners of War The Cold War BBC
1972 In Saigon, Bob Hope Gives His Last Show for Members of the U.S. Armed Services Bob Hope War in Vietnam History Channel
1992 President Bush Pardons Six Members of the Reagan Administration for Their Involvement in the Iran-Contra Scandal President George Bush Iran-Contra Scandal American Presidency Crime New York Times
1994 Four Islamic Terrorists Hijack Air France Flight 8969 in Algiers Algeria France Islam Aviation History War on Terrorism History Channel

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