Historical Events In December - 25
Thursday, 26 May 2022
1261 John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus on December - 25.
1492 Columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic on December - 25.
1513 Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on December - 25.
1522 On December - 25 turkish troops occupy Rhodos
1530 Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on December - 25.
1535 On this day in history french explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew celebrate Canada's first recorded Christmas at Stadacona.
1553 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia on December - 25.
1582 Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th on December - 25.
1583 Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized on this day in history.
1599 The city of Natal, Brazil is founded on this day in history.
1601 On December - 25 jose Ximenez, composer
1613 Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant on this day in history.
1621 Gov William Bradford forbids game playing on this day on this day in history.
1621 Gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas on this day in history.
1624 Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) on this day in history.
1628 On December - 25 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 this day in history.
1640 Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis on December - 25.
1641 Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France on this day in history.
1642 On December - 25 the birth of Isacc Newton, English scientist
1643 Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary on this day in history.
1646 On December - 25 harald Vallerius, composer
1651 Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas" on this day in history.
1683 On this day in history english Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland
1683 On this day in history kara Mustapha, Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83), executed
1686 On this day in history giovanni Battista Somis, composer
1688 English king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France on this day in history.
1698 On December - 25 jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator
1711 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer on this day in history.
1717 Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed on December - 25.
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 On December - 25 johann Adam Hiller, composer
1741 On this day in history astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale