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Historical Events In December - 25

Sunday, 27 September 2020

1832  Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver on December - 25.  

1832  Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1865 on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia  

1834  On December - 25 charles Darwins celebrates Christmas on Beagle at Tres Montes, Chile  

1835  On December - 25 charles Darwins company celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand  

1837  On this day in history battle of Okeechobee-US forces defeat Seminole Indians  

1837  Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner on this day in history.  

1842  Bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1843  On this day in history first theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC)  

1843  1st theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC) on this day in history.  

1848  On December - 25 new Haven Railroad opens  

1848  On December - 25 johann Erik Nordblom, composer, dies at 60  

1854  Opening of the Bytown and Prescott Railway between Prescott and Bytown (now Ottawa), 54 miles. First rail service to what is now Canada's Capital. Bytown was renamed Ottawa in 1855 and the railway became the Ottawa and Prescott Railway Company, now part of Canadian Pacific on this day in history.  

1855  Soldiers of the Royal Canadian Rifles at the Tête du Pont barracks clear ice from Lake Ontario and use field hockey sticks and lacrosse balls to play what is reputed to be the first game of ice hockey on this day in history.  

1855  James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884 on this day in history.  

1859  Raoul Gunsbourg, composer on this day in history.  

1862  On December - 25 40,000 watch the Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC  

1862  On December - 25 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC  

1865  Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general (1904-34) on December - 25.  

1867  Alfred Kerr, writer on December - 25.  

1868  On December - 25 despite bitter opposition, President A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in the Southern rebellion (the Civil War)  

1868  Despite bitter opposition, Pres A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War) on this day in history.  

1868  Eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer) on December - 25.  

1868  On December - 25 linus Yale, developer of cylinder lock, dies  

1875  On December - 25 lambs Club in NY forms  

1875  Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna on December - 25.  

1876  On this day in history mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58)  

1878  On this day in history w Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)  

1878  On December - 25 anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies  

1881  The ship Lord Bute, left Newcastle on Tyne and was not heard of again. It is speculated that she was lost with all hands the following day on December - 25.  

1881  Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees) on December - 25.  

1883  The birth of Maurice Utrillo, French painter on this day in history.  

1883  Fran Lhotka, composer on this day in history.  

1883  On December - 25 marek Konrad Sokolowski, composer, dies at 65  

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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 December - 25 birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)  

1583  On December - 25 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  Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on December - 25.  

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

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  On December - 25 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 December - 25.  

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

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