On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1818

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Christmas carol "Silent Night" composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first sung at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria

Famous Birthdays

  • James Prescott Joule, English physicist (the law of conservation of energy), born in Salford, United Kingdom (d. 1889)