Dec. 24, Christmas Eve

1924 – Establishment of Republic of Albania.

1939 – Pope Pius XII calls for peace in the world on the eve of Christmas shortly before the World War II.

1941- The British and Allied forces occupy Benghazi city in Libya.

1943- Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe against Nazi army.

1946- Foundation of French Fourth Republic.

1948 – The Dover Sun House is the first occupied solar-powered house in the United States.

1951- King Mohammed Idris El Senussi proclaims the independence of Libya and calls it the United Kingdom of Libya.

1954- Independence Day of Laos.

1967- China successfully conducts new nuclear test.

1974– Cyclone Tracy destroys the city of Darwin in north Australia.

1978- Massive demonstrations erupted against Americans in Tehran.

1979 – The first European Ariane rocket is launched.

2002 – New Delhi Metro opened.

Born today:

1960 – Glenn McQueen Animator.

Passed away:

1964 – Iraqi poet Badr Shakir al-Sayyab.


Christmas Eve

H. Zain/ Barry

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