December 24, 2014 in History


A live Ebola sample is mistakenly sent to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control laboratory that does not meet safety and security standards for handling the virus; a laboratory worker is being monitored for 21 days due to potential exposure

More Notable Events on December 24:
1992 President Bush pardons Caspar Weinberger in Iran-contra affair
1968 Apollo 8 astronauts read passages from Book of Genesis
1966 Luna 13 lands on Moon
1936 1st radioactive isotope medicine administered, Berkeley, California
1851 U.S. Library of Congress catches fire; 35,000 books burn
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