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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  

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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  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on December - 25.  

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

1587  On this day in history 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  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.  


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 this day in history.  

1249  Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies on December - 25.  

1513  On this day in history johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70  

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

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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