Today in History-24 December

Important Events

1565 Compromise of the Nobles in Habsburg Netherlands closes against inquisition
1814 Treaty of Ghent signed, ending the War of 1812 between the United States, the United Kingdom and their allies
1936 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered in Berkeley, California
1943 US President FDR appoints General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of the Allied forces

Today in Film & TV

1922 BBC broadcasts first British radio play “The Truth about Father Christmas”

Today in Music

1871 Giusseppi Verdi’s “Aida” opera premieres in Cairo

Today in Sport

1889 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake
1982 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

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