On this day: December 24

Published On: Dec 22 2012 12:13:40 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 24 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the Moon for the first time, all on this day.

OTD December 24 - Laci Peterson
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2002: Laci Peterson is reported missing from her Modesto, Calif., home, by her husband, Scott, who was later convicted of murdering her and their unborn son and sentenced to death.

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