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On This Day: Christmas Eve

National Christmas Tree

National Christmas Tree 2010

It is difficult to overlook the most obvious holiday connected with this day.  December 24th is often celebrated by a shortened work day, last minute shopping, and religious gatherings.

Also On This Day:

  • Fire destroys nearly 35,000 volumes in the Library of Congress (1851)
  • President Calvin Coolidge lights the first National Christmas Tree (1923)
  • Reginald Fessenden became the 1st person to broadcast a music program on the radio while broadcasting from Brant Rock, MA (1906)
  • The War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain ended (1814)
  • The 1st completely solar-heated house was completed in Dover, MA



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