Historical Events for 24th December 2018

1864 – Battle of Gordonsville, VA
1884 – Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II’s Congo Free State
1894 – Soccer team Achilles ’94 forms in Axes
1936 – 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered in Berkeley, California
1953 – Two fast express trains crash head-on killing 103 in Czechoslovakia
1966 – “Joyful Noise” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
1967 – China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1968 – WATU (now WAGT) TV channel 26 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1990 – Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon and Barry Jones
1996 – Ballon d’Or: Borussia Dortmund’s German sweeper Matthias Sammer is named best football player in Europe ahead of PSV/Barcelona striker Ronaldo and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer

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