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