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Historical Events In December - 25

Friday, 03 July 2020

1745  Treaty of Dresden gives much of Silesia to the Prussians on this day in history.  

1745  Prussia/Austria signs Treaty of Dresden on December - 25.  

1750  On December - 25 john "Christmas" Beckwith, composer  

1757  Benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839) on this day in history.  

1758  Halley's comet first sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return on this day in history.  

1758  Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return on this day in history.  

1760  On this day in history juptier Hammon, New York slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Thought"  

1760  Juptier Hammon, NY slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught" on this day in history.  

1761  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at about 51 on this day in history.  

1763  On December - 25 claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)  

1765  Joseph Mazzinghi, composer on this day in history.  

1765  On this day in history antonio Tonelli, composer, dies at 79  

1771  Dorothy Wordsworth on this day in history.  

1775  Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate on this day in history.  

1775  Antun Sorkocevic, composer on this day in history.  

1776  On this day in history washington crosses Delaware and surprises and defeats 1,400 Hessians  

1776  On December - 25 washington crosses Delaware & surprises & defeats 1,400 Hessians  

1788  John Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40 on this day in history.  

1808  Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890 on December - 25.  

1811  Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz on December - 25.  

1813  On December - 25 milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) died in 1890  

1814  Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People) on December - 25.  

1815  Temistocle Solera, composer on December - 25.  

1818  "Silent Night," by Franz Joseph Gruber and Joseph Mohr sung for first time on this day in history.  

1818  On December - 25 first US performance of Handel's Messiah, Boston  

1818  On this day in history 1st known Christmas carol ("Silent Night, Holy Night") sung (Austria)  

1821  Clara Harlowe Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross) on December - 25.  

1823  On December - 25 preston Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1824  On December - 25 barbara Krudener, mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60  

1825  On this day in history esteban Salas y Castro, composer  

1829  On this day in history patrick S Gilmore, composer  

1830  On December - 25 hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic," premieres  

1831  Louisiana & Arkansas are 1st states to observe Christmas as holiday on December - 25.  

1831  On December - 25 johann Herbeck, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1250  On December - 25 birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

1461  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on December - 25.  

1583  Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized was born on this day in history.  

1587  Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611) was born on December - 25.  

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer was born on December - 25.  

1624  Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on December - 25.  

1628  Noel Coypel, French painter was born on this day in history.  

1646  On this day in history birth of harald Vallerius, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  Adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies on this day in history.  

0820  Death of Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered on this day in history.  

1156  On December - 25 peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61  

1249  On December - 25 peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies  

1513  Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on December - 25.  

1530  On December - 25 babur, emperor of Delhi, dies  

1635  Death of Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567) on December - 25.  

1676  Death of Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609) on December - 25.  

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