Historical Events In December - 25
Sunday, 13 June 2021
1887 Conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels) on this day in history.
1888 On this day in history 1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia
1891 Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner) on this day in history.
1892 On this day in history rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author
1893 Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million) on this day in history.
1894 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, U of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football on December - 25.
1895 On December - 25 raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32
1896 On December - 25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa
1898 Theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter on December - 25.
1899 On December - 25 the birth of Humphrey Bogart, American actor
1899 Farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade on December - 25.
1899 Frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place) on this day in history.
1900 Arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany on this day in history.
1900 On December - 25 barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1901 On December - 25 battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits
1901 On December - 25 alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II
1902 Clyde Fitch' "Girl with Green Eyes," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1902 On December - 25 barton MacLane, SC, actor (Geisha Boy, Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1903 On December - 25 antiochos Evanghelatos, composer
1904 Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971) on December - 25.
1904 On December - 25 per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61
1905 On December - 25 v Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in NYC
1906 Clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69) on December - 25.
1907 Cab[ell] Calloway, Rochester, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball) on December - 25.
1908 Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal) on December - 25.
1911 On December - 25 edward Knoblock's "Kismet," premieres in NYC
1914 Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the German troops along the Eastern and Western fronts cease firing their guns and artillery, and start singing Christmas carols and playing brass musical instruments; at first light, many German soldiers emerge from their trenches and cross No Man's Land, calling out Merry Christmas in English and French; at first the Allied soldiers suspect a trick, but soon they are shaking hands with the Boche; swapping cigarettes and plum pudding, and even playing soccer; the Christmas Truce lasts a few days, then it is back to the bloody conflict of World War I; there are no more Christmas Truces on this day in history.
1914 On December - 25 sS Therese Heymann. This Ropner ship left the Tyne and was posted missing thereafter. No information about her fate is known but she may have been mined off Filey, Yorkshire as was the fate of many other vessels.
1914 Legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place (Brits & Germans) on December - 25.
1915 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1917 "Why Marry," 1st drama to win Pulitzer Prize, premieres in NYC on December - 25.
1921 On December - 25 hans Huber, composer, dies at 69
1922 On December - 25 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
1922 On December - 25 alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75