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1943 : General Dwight D. Eisenhower

On December 24, 1943, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.

1962 : Release of American prisoners captured during the the Bay of Pigs Operation

After the U.S. government's agreement with Cuba, including payment of a ransom of 53 million, more than 1,000 American prisoners are released on December 24, 1962.

1968 : First men to orbit the moon

On December 24, 1968, Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders on Apollo 8 were the first humans to orbit the moon and see its dark side.

1979 : Launch of the first European rocket Ariane

On 24 December 1979, the European Space Agency launches its first Ariane 1 in Kourou base in French Guiana. Ariane 1 is a a three-stage launcher which measures 48m high and weighs 210 tons.

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Washington Irving, écrivain américain
Christmas is here, This merry Christmas gifts full arms, Who heats our hearts and brings joy, Day of the fondest memories, Best Day of the year.

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Elisabeth de Bavière (Sissi), Imperatrice d'Austria (1837)
Juan Ramón Jiménez, Scrittore spagnolo, premio Nobel per la letteratura (1881)
Michael Curtiz, Regista americano (1886)
Louis Jouvet, Regista e attore francese (1887)
Georges Guynemer, Aviatore francese (1894)
Howard Hughes, Produttore americano (1905)
Isidor Feinstein Stone, Giornalista americano (1907)
Jonas Mekas, American writer (1922)
Ava Gardner, American actress (1922)
Mary Higgins Clark, American crime writer (1929)
Roselyne Bachelot, French politician and writer (1946)
Hamid Karzai, Presidente dell'Afghanistan (1957)
Diane Tell, Quebec cantante (1957)
Christophe Miossec, French singer (1964)
Ricky Martin, Puertorican singer (1971)
Tania de Montaigne, French journalist and writer (1971)

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Alban Berg, Austrian composer (1935)
Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (1982)
Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor and producer (1997)
Jacques Fabbri, French actor (1997)
Harold Pinter, English playwright and screenwriter (2008)
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