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Historical Events In December - 25

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1887  Conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels) on this day in history.  

1888  1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million)  

1894  On December - 25 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, U of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football  

1895  On December - 25 raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32  

1896  "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa on December - 25.  

1898  On December - 25 theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter  

1899  The birth of Humphrey Bogart, American actor on December - 25.  

1899  Farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade on December - 25.  

1899  On December - 25 frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place)  

1900  On this day in history arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany  

1900  Barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie) on December - 25.  

1901  Battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits on this day in history.  

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 December - 25.  

1902  Barton MacLane, SC, actor (Geisha Boy, Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie) on this day in history.  

1903  Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer on December - 25.  

1904  Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971) on December - 25.  

1904  On this day in history per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61  

1905  V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in NYC on December - 25.  

1906  On this day in history 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  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 December - 25.  

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  On this day in history legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place (Brits & Germans)  

1915  Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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 December - 25.  

1922  On this day in history -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"  

1922  On this day in history alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1250  On December - 25 birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

1461  On December - 25 birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)  

1583  On this day in history birth of orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized  

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  On this day in history birth of angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)  

1628  Noel Coypel, French painter was born on December - 25.  

1646  On this day in history birth of harald Vallerius, composer  


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

1513  On December - 25 johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70  

1530  Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on this day in history.  

1635  Death of Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567) on December - 25.  

1676  On this day in history death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)  

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