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Historical Events In December - 25

Monday, 19 April 2021

1832  Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver on this day in history.  

1832  Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1865 on December - 25.  

1833  On December - 25 charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia  

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

1835  Charles Darwins company celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand on this day in history.  

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

1837  On December - 25 cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner  

1842  On December - 25 bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76  

1843  First theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC) on December - 25.  

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

1848  On December - 25 new Haven Railroad opens  

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

1854  On this day in history 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.  

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  On December - 25 james Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884  

1859  On this day in history raoul Gunsbourg, composer  

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  On December - 25 evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general (1904-34)  

1867  On this day in history alfred Kerr, writer  

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

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

1868  On December - 25 eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer)  

1868  Linus Yale, developer of cylinder lock, dies on this day in history.  

1875  Lambs Club in NY forms on December - 25.  

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

1876  Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58) on December - 25.  

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

1878  On this day in history 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  On December - 25 joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)  

1883  On this day in history the birth of Maurice Utrillo, French painter  

1883  Fran Lhotka, composer on this day in history.  

1883  Marek Konrad Sokolowski, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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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  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on December - 25.  

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

1587  Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611) was born on this day in history.  

1601  On December - 25 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  

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

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

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

1513  On this day in history 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  On December - 25 death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)  

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