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Historical Events In December - 25

Sunday, 24 January 2021

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

1832  On this day in history thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1865  

1833  Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia on this day in history.  

1834  Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas on Beagle at Tres Montes, Chile on December - 25.  

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

1837  Battle of Okeechobee-US forces defeat Seminole Indians on December - 25.  

1837  Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner on December - 25.  

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

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

1843  1st theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC) on December - 25.  

1848  New Haven Railroad opens on December - 25.  

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  On this day in history 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  

1855  On this day in history james Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884  

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

1865  Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general (1904-34) on this day in history.  

1867  Alfred Kerr, writer on this day in history.  

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

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

1868  On this day in history eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer)  

1868  Linus Yale, developer of cylinder lock, dies on December - 25.  

1875  Lambs Club in NY forms on this day in history.  

1875  Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna on this day in history.  

1876  On December - 25 mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58)  

1878  On December - 25 w Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)  

1878  Anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies on December - 25.  

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 December - 25 the birth of Maurice Utrillo, French painter  

1883  On this day in history fran Lhotka, composer  

1883  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1461  On December - 25 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  Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1646  Harald Vallerius, composer was born on December - 25.  

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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  On December - 25 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 this day in history.  

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 December - 25.  

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

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