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Historical Events In December - 25

Thursday, 30 June 2022

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

1835  Charles Darwins company celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand on December - 25.  

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

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

1842  Bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76 on December - 25.  

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  Johann Erik Nordblom, composer, dies at 60 on December - 25.  

1854  On December - 25 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  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  James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884 on December - 25.  

1859  On December - 25 raoul Gunsbourg, composer  

1862  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1867  Alfred Kerr, writer on this day in history.  

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  Eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer) on this day in history.  

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

1875  On December - 25 lambs Club in NY forms  

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

1876  Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1881  On this day in history joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)  

1883  On December - 25 the birth of Maurice Utrillo, French painter  

1883  Fran Lhotka, composer on December - 25.  

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  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1583  On December - 25 birth of orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized  

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

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1628  On this day in history birth of noel Coypel, French painter  

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

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  On December - 25 peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies  

1513  Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on December - 25.  

1530  Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on December - 25.  

1635  On this day in history death of samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567)  

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

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