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On This Day: What happened on 24 December?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 24 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2018 | Martha ÿrika Alonso was reported to be killed in a helicopter crash, the first female Governor of Puebla, Mexico.

1999 | Indian Airlines Flight 814 was hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India. The plane landed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. On December 31 the incident ended with the release of the 190 survivors and one passenger killed.

1997 | On this day in Nigeria, between 50 and 100 people were reported to be killed in the Sid El-Antri massacre.

1994 | In Nigeria, terrorists hijacked Air France Flight 8969 on the ground at Houari Boumediene Airport, Algiers. Within three days three passengers were killed.


2012 | American actor and three time Emmy award winner, Jack Klugman, 90.

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2016 | British singer and guitarist, his hit songs like “Whatever You Want” and “Again and Again” , Rick Parfitt, 68.

1980 | War hero and Germany’s Navy admiral who participated in WWII, Karl Doenitz, 89.

1898 | Lithuanian politician and Foreign Minister of Lithuania from 1934 until 1938, Stasys Lozoraitis, 85.


1940 | American doctor and Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, Anthony Fauci.

1960 | British television personality, Carol Vorderman.

1986 | Mexican-American movie actress who appeared in “Juro Que Te Amo and Corazon Indomable”, Ana Brenda Contreras.

1992 | American footballer, Davante Adams.

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1999 | In a plan completed at the end of Christmas Eve Everton vice-chairman Bill Kenwright takes control of the club he has been a fan of since childhood. The former Coronation Street actor agreed to buy 68 percent of club share.


1970| The film directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, “The Aristocats” was released on this day in the United States.

1871 | On this day , the Opera Aida opened in Cairo, Egypt.


Africa has a pink lake in Senegal. Lake Rose is located north of Senegal’s Cap Vert peninsula, about 30 kilometers northeast of the capital, Dakar, northwest of Africa.

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