Historical Events In December - 25
Friday, 04 December 2020
1261 On this day in history john IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.
1492 Columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic on December - 25.
1513 Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on this day in history.
1522 Turkish troops occupy Rhodos on December - 25.
1530 Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on December - 25.
1535 French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew celebrate Canada's first recorded Christmas at Stadacona on this day in history.
1553 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia on this day in history.
1582 Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th on this day in history.
1583 Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized on December - 25.
1599 On this day in history the city of Natal, Brazil is founded.
1601 Jose Ximenez, composer on this day in history.
1613 On this day in history johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant
1621 Gov William Bradford forbids game playing on this day on December - 25.
1621 On this day in history gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas
1624 Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) on this day in history.
1628 On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter
1635 Samuel de Champlain c1567-1635 dies at Quebec on Christmas Day, age 68, after stroke paralyzed him in October; on December - 25.
1640 On this day in history pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis
1641 On December - 25 emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France
1642 The birth of Isacc Newton, English scientist on this day in history.
1643 On December - 25 christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
1646 Harald Vallerius, composer on this day in history.
1651 Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas" on December - 25.
1683 On this day in history english Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland
1683 Kara Mustapha, Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83), executed on this day in history.
1686 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer on this day in history.
1688 On this day in history english king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
1698 Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator on December - 25.
1711 On December - 25 jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer
1717 On December - 25 floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed
1717 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99) on this day in history.
1721 William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet on December - 25.
1728 Johann Adam Hiller, composer on this day in history.
1741 Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale on this day in history.