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Historical Events In December - 25

Sunday, 03 July 2022

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

1888  1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia on December - 25.  

1891  On this day in history 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 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter  

1899  On December - 25 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 December - 25.  

1900  Arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)  

1901  Battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits on December - 25.  

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 December - 25.  

1902  On December - 25 barton MacLane, SC, actor (Geisha Boy, Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)  

1903  Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer on December - 25.  

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

1904  Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61 on December - 25.  

1905  V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69)  

1907  On this day in history cab[ell] Calloway, Rochester, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball)  

1908  On this day in history frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)  

1911  Edward Knoblock's "Kismet," premieres in NYC on December - 25.  

1914  On December - 25 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  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  On December - 25 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  On December - 25 hans Huber, composer, dies at 69  

1922  On this day in history -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 this day in history birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

1461  On this day in history birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)  

1583  Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized was born on December - 25.  

1587  Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611) was born on December - 25.  

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

1624  On December - 25 birth of angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)  

1628  On December - 25 birth of noel Coypel, French painter  

1646  Harald Vallerius, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  Adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies on December - 25.  

0820  On December - 25 death of leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered  

1156  On December - 25 peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61  

1249  On this day in history peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies  

1513  On this day in history 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 December - 25 death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)  

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