Historical Events In December - 25
Sunday, 07 March 2021
1887 On December - 25 conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels)
1888 On December - 25 1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia
1891 On December - 25 clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)
1892 On December - 25 rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author
1893 Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million) on December - 25.
1894 On this day in history 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, U of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football
1895 Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32 on December - 25.
1896 On December - 25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa
1898 On December - 25 theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter
1899 On this day in history the birth of Humphrey Bogart, American actor
1899 On December - 25 farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade
1899 Frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place) on this day in history.
1900 Arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany on December - 25.
1900 On December - 25 barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1901 On this day in history battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits
1901 Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II on this day in history.
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 Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer on December - 25.
1904 On December - 25 gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)
1904 On December - 25 per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61
1905 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1906 On December - 25 clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69)
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 this day in history edward Knoblock's "Kismet," premieres in NYC
1914 On this day in history 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.
1914 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 on this day in history.
1914 Legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place (Brits & Germans) on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC
1917 On this day in history "Why Marry," 1st drama to win Pulitzer Prize, premieres in NYC
1921 Hans Huber, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1922 On December - 25 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
1922 On this day in history alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75