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 - Treaty of Ghent
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1814: The War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain ends with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium.

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