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Historical Events In December - 25

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

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

1757  Benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839) on December - 25.  

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

1760  On this day in history juptier Hammon, NY slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"  

1761  Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at about 51 on December - 25.  

1763  Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph) on this day in history.  

1765  Joseph Mazzinghi, composer on December - 25.  

1765  Antonio Tonelli, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1771  On December - 25 dorothy Wordsworth  

1775  On this day in history pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate  

1775  On December - 25 antun Sorkocevic, composer  

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

1776  Washington crosses Delaware & surprises & defeats 1,400 Hessians on December - 25.  

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  On December - 25 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1818  On December - 25 1st known Christmas carol ("Silent Night, Holy Night") sung (Austria)  

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

1823  On this day in history 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  Esteban Salas y Castro, composer on December - 25.  

1829  Patrick S Gilmore, composer on December - 25.  

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  Johann Herbeck, composer on December - 25.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1250  John IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305) was born on December - 25.  

1461  On this day in history birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)  

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 December - 25.  

1624  On December - 25 birth of angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)  

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

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 December - 25.  

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

1156  On this day in history peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61  

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 December - 25.  

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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