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Top 10 December 24 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Fight Club, The Green Mile, American Beauty, The Sixth Sense, Magnolia, Toy Story 2, and Being John Malkovich were all playing in theaters on December 24, 1999.

  2. The (Abraham) Lincoln family line has been extinct since December 24, 1985, when its last undisputed descendant, Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, died without any children.

  3. On December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 broadcast themselves reciting the first ten verses of the book of Genesis. The founder of American Atheists sued the US government for violation of the First Amendment, but the Supreme Court dismissed the case due to lack of jurisdiction.

  4. National holidays in Mexico include Independence Day (September 16), Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Las Posadas (December 16 to December 24), Noche Buena (December 24), Navidad (December 25), Año Nuevo (December 31 to January 1), Twelfth Night of Christmas (January 5), and the Day of the Dead (November 2).

  5. Emiliano Santiago, a national guard soldier who in 2004 was ordered to ship out to Afghanistan and had his military termination date changed to December 24 2031, despite his 8 years of service having ended four months earlier.

  6. Stanton died on December 24, 1869 at the age of fifty-five due to complications from chronic asthma.

  7. John Muir died at the age of 76, on December 24, 1914.

  8. On the same day as the Sandy Hook shooting (December 14th 2012), a mentally ill man wielding a knife attacked and non fatally injured 24 people at a school in Chenpeng China.

  9. On December 24-25, 1826, the Egg Nog Riot took place at the West Point Military Academy, where large quantity of whiskey was smuggled into the academy to make eggnog, resulting in a drunken Christmas party involving more than 1/3 of the cadets, 20 of whom were court-martialed

  10. There were several leaks prior to the December 2nd deadly leak. One occurred in 1976 when employees noticed pollution indoors in the plant; one incident occurred in 1981 when an employee removed his gas mask after being splashed by phosgene and died 72 hours later; one leak occurred in 1982 when 24 employees were exposed to phosgene; one incident occurred in 1982 when MIC leaked and exposed 18 employees; one leak occurred in 1982 when 30% of an employee's body was burned by an MIC leak; one more occurred in 1982 when three employees were exposed to an MIC leak; and there were several leaks of MIC and other dangerous gases and chemicals in 1983 and 1984.

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"Bayonnaise" was a 24-gun corvette of the French Navy, launched in 1793 and famous for her capture of HMS Ambuscade on 14 December 1798.

The MV Doña Paz was a Philippine-registered passenger ferry that sank after colliding with the oil tanker MT Vector on December 20, 1987. With an estimated death toll of 4,386 people and only 24 survivors, it was the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history.

Jean-Louis Pons (24 December 1761 – 14 October 1831) was a French astronomer.Despite humble beginnings and being self-taught, he went on to become the greatest visual comet discoverer of all time: between 1801 and 1827 Pons discovered thirty-seven comets, more than any other person in history.

Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the government of Canada passed Order-in-Council P.C. no. 1486 on February 24, 1942, forcing Japanese-Canadians in British Columbia to either be deported back to Japan or sent to internment camps.

On December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon.

FDR, in the 24 hours following the Pearl Harbor attack, took cocaine, traveled to his famous "December 7th" speech in Al Capone's government-seized car, and disregarded the advice of his entire cabinet over how to present his speech.

HMS H31 was a British H class submarine. During WW2, H31 was sunk by unknown causes, but most believe it was mined in the Bay of Biscay on 24 December 1941.

FDR, in the 24 hours following the Pearl Harbor attack, took cocaine, traveled to his famous "December 7th" speech in Al Capone's government-seized car, and disregarded the advice of his entire cabinet over how to present his speech.

In the UK a White Christmas is defined by as, “one snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25 December somewhere in the UK”

200 years ago today, on December 24, 1818, "Silent Night," was first performed in Salzburg, Austria. It was originally sung in German as "Stille Nacht” and is the most sung Christmas song of all time.

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On December 24, 1914 – Spontaneous unofficial ceasefires erupted along the Western Front of World War I began. The "Christmas truce" involved men from both sides meeting in no man's land on Christmas Day to mingle, exchange food and in some cases swap prisoners. High Command was not happy.

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Sarah Knauss, the oldest American ever to live, died one day short of living to see three centuries. (September 24, 1880 - December 30, 1999)

Sarah Knauss, the oldest American ever to live, died one day short of living to see three centuries. (September 24, 1880 - December 30, 1999)

That, By December, the sky in Antarctica is filled with daylight 24 hours a day because the Sun moves across the sky, low above the horizon, but never sets

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The first radio broadcast of the song "White Christmas" was on December 24, 1941, shortly after America's entry into WW II

Days last 24:00:30 in December, and 23:59:30 in September due to the Earth's rotational speed varying with its distance from the sun

According to Russian lore, a child born on December 24 would become a werewolf.

The well-known fireplace video loop [Also known as The Yule Log] concept was created by Fred Thrower, the manager of WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City. Thrower’s concept came to life on December 24, 1966 and it's still very popular in ourdays.

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December 22nd, as measured by a sundial, is the longest day of the year, measuring 24 hours and 30 seconds in length

On December 24, 1948, the U.S. Air Force issued a communique claiming that an "early warning radar net to the north" had detected "one unidentified sleigh, powered by eight reindeer, at 14,000 feet, heading 180 degrees".

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