On This Day

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)
1818 Highlights

About December 24, 1818

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 202 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn