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Historical Events In December - 25

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

1745  On December - 25 treaty of Dresden gives much of Silesia to the Prussians  

1745  On December - 25 prussia/Austria signs Treaty of Dresden  

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

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

1758  On December - 25 halley's comet first sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return  

1758  On December - 25 halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return  

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 December - 25.  

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

1763  Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph) on December - 25.  

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 December - 25.  

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

1775  Antun Sorkocevic, composer on this day in history.  

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  Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)  

1815  Temistocle Solera, composer on December - 25.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1821  On this day in history clara Harlowe Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross)  

1823  Preston Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on December - 25.  

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

1831  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)  

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

1587  On December - 25 birth of margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)  

1601  On this day in history birth of jose Ximenez, composer  

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

1628  On December - 25 birth of noel Coypel, French painter  

1646  On December - 25 birth of harald Vallerius, composer  

Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  On December - 25 adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies  

0820  On this day in history death of leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered  

1156  Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history babur, emperor of Delhi, dies  

1635  Death of Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567) on this day in history.  

1676  On December - 25 death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)  

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