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Historical Events In December - 25

Monday, 28 September 2020

1745  Treaty of Dresden gives much of Silesia to the Prussians on December - 25.  

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

1750  John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer on December - 25.  

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

1758  On this day in history halley's comet first sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return  

1758  Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return on December - 25.  

1760  On December - 25 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  On this day in history joseph Mazzinghi, composer  

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  Washington crosses Delaware & surprises & defeats 1,400 Hessians on December - 25.  

1788  On December - 25 john Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40  

1808  On December - 25 stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890  

1811  On this day in history wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz  

1813  Milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) died in 1890 on December - 25.  

1814  On December - 25 jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)  

1815  Temistocle Solera, composer on December - 25.  

1818  "Silent Night," by Franz Joseph Gruber and Joseph Mohr sung for first time on December - 25.  

1818  On this day in history first US performance of Handel's Messiah, Boston  

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

1821  Clara Harlowe Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross) on this day in history.  

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

1824  Barbara Krudener, mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

1829  On December - 25 patrick S Gilmore, composer  

1830  Hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic," premieres on this day in history.  

1831  Louisiana & Arkansas are 1st states to observe Christmas as holiday on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

1461  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history birth of orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized  

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

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer was born on this day in history.  

1624  Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on this day in history.  

1628  On this day in history birth of noel Coypel, French painter  

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 December - 25.  

0820  Death of Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered on December - 25.  

1156  Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61 on December - 25.  

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

1513  On this day in history johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70  

1530  Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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