What Happened on December 24, 1818

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)
Born in 1818
1818 Highlights

About December 24, 1818

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 204 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn