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Historical Events In December - 25

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

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

1891  On this day in history clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)  

1892  Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author on this day in history.  

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  On December - 25 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa  

1898  On this day in history theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter  

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

1899  On December - 25 farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade  

1899  On this day in history frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place)  

1900  Arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany on December - 25.  

1900  Barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie) on this day in history.  

1901  On this day in history battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits  

1901  On this day in history alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II  

1902  On this day in history clyde Fitch' "Girl with Green Eyes," premieres in NYC  

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

1903  On this day in history antiochos Evanghelatos, composer  

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  On this day in history v Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in NYC  

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 this day in history.  

1908  Frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal) on this day in history.  

1911  On December - 25 edward Knoblock's "Kismet," premieres in NYC  

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  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 December - 25 legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place (Brits & Germans)  

1915  Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC on December - 25.  

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 December - 25 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"  

1922  Alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1250  John IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305) was born on December - 25.  

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 December - 25.  

1601  On this day in history birth of jose Ximenez, composer  

1624  Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on December - 25.  

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

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

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Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  On this day in history adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies  

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

1513  Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on this day in history.  

1530  On December - 25 babur, emperor of Delhi, dies  

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

1676  Death of Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609) on this day in history.  

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