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Historical Events In December - 25

Sunday, 16 May 2021

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

1745  Prussia/Austria signs Treaty of Dresden on this day in history.  

1750  John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer on this day in history.  

1757  On this day in history benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839)  

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

1758  On this day in history halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return  

1760  Juptier Hammon, New York slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Thought" on December - 25.  

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

1761  On this day in history elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at about 51  

1763  On this day in history claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)  

1765  On December - 25 joseph Mazzinghi, composer  

1765  On December - 25 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 December - 25.  

1775  On December - 25 antun Sorkocevic, composer  

1776  Washington crosses Delaware and surprises and defeats 1,400 Hessians on this day in history.  

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

1788  On this day in history 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  Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz on this day in history.  

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

1814  Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People) on this day in history.  

1815  Temistocle Solera, composer on this day in history.  

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

1818  First US performance of Handel's Messiah, Boston on December - 25.  

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 December - 25.  

1823  Preston Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

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

1825  Esteban Salas y Castro, composer on this day in history.  

1829  Patrick S Gilmore, composer on December - 25.  

1830  On this day in history hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic," premieres  

1831  On December - 25 louisiana & Arkansas are 1st states to observe Christmas as holiday  

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 this day in history.  

1583  Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized was born on December - 25.  

1587  On this day in history birth of margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)  

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

1624  On this day in history birth of angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)  

1628  Noel Coypel, French painter was born on December - 25.  

1646  On December - 25 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  Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

1249  Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies on December - 25.  

1513  On December - 25 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 this day in history.  

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

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