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.