On This Day: December 24th
This is 358th day of the year and 7 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—26 Kislev 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 29th day of the 11th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The War of 1812 between America and Britain ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
The Ku Klux Klan was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee.
1809–68, American frontiersman and guide.
Ryan SeacrestTV personality
Howard Hughesbusiness executive
James Prescott Joulephysicist
Juan Ramón Jiménezlyric poet
Mary Higgins Clarknovelist
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.