December 24th observes Last-Minute Shopper’s Day as well as Eggnog Day.
Welcome to day 358 of the year, tomorrow is Christmas Day, who’s excited?! Also, this means that there are only 6 days left of 2023.
You’re going to uncover some incredibly important facts and events that happened on this day, including historical events, celebrity births and so much more!
Did you know that on this day in 1818, the Christmas carol Silent Night was first sung? The performance took place at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 24th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 24 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Eleven kindergarten children were killed after a minivan plunged into a roadside pond in Jiangxi, China.
The Texas Seven held up a sports store.
This group of escaped prisoners dubbed with the nickname “The Texas Seven” robbed an Oshman’s Sporting Goods where they stole at least 40 guns and sets of ammunition. A police officer who responded to the call, Officer Aubrey Hawkins, was ambushed and shot 11 times, and was the only casualty.
King George I established the Greek Presidential Guard as the royal escort.
Established by Royal Decree, this royal escort was initially called the Agema, which initially resembled a small, independent battalion. The battalion itself was exclusively manned by elite soldiers and was broken up into two infantry companies and one cavalry company. Over the years, their name changed to the Palace Guard, and then in 1973, they became the Greek Presidential Guard.
If today is your birthday, you have this in common with Louis Tomlinson. Find out more about what famous people were born on this day.
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Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quotes ever said on December 24th.
The profession of book-writing makes horse-racing seem like a solid, stable business.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Eggnog Day
It’s simply not Christmas without Eggnog, at least in North America! So whether you like to binge on boozy eggnogs or take it easy with an alcohol-free option, make sure you celebrate National Eggnog Day with a glass or five of eggnog!
Last-Minute Shopper’s Day
Look, not all of us are organized enough to get all of our Christmas shopping done ahead of time, and we’re here to say that’s okay! You’ve got plenty of time to find some lovely last-minute gifts, and if you’ve already got everything, then you can just sit back and relax!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The old flag (1977-2011) of Libya consisted of a green field. It was the only national flag in the world with just one color and no design, emblem, or other details.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day all share the Capricorn star sign.
Capricorn is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Capricornus, the horned goat.
The Blue Topaz is the birthstone given to people born in December. The icy-blue topaz provides special healing powers to those who wear it by recharging the body, mind, and spirit.
People born on Christmas Eve were likely conceived the same year on April 2.
Babies conceived on December 24, 2023, will likely be born around September 16, 2024.