A to Z This Day in World History | December 24th

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Here are some historical events that occurred on December 24th:

1814: The Treaty of Ghent was signed, officially ending the War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom.

1865: Several Confederate veterans formed the Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee.

1906: Canadian physicist Reginald Fessenden became the first person to broadcast music and entertainment by radio.

1968: The Apollo 8 spacecraft, with astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders, entered orbit around the moon.

1979: The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, leading to a protracted conflict.

1990: The first successful trial run of the system that would become the World Wide Web took place, initiated by Tim Berners-Lee.

2000: The Texas Seven, a group of prisoners, escaped from the John B. Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas, sparking a massive manhunt.

2013: Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, made landfall in the Philippines.

These events span a range of historical periods and reflect the diversity of significant occurrences on December 24th throughout history.

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