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Historical Events In December - 25

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1887  On December - 25 conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels)  

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

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  Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million) on December - 25.  

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  Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32 on December - 25.  

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

1898  On December - 25 theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter  

1899  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1900  On December - 25 barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1903  Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer on December - 25.  

1904  On December - 25 gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)  

1904  On December - 25 per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61  

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

1906  On December - 25 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  On this day in history 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  Legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place (Brits & Germans) on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history 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  Hans Huber, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1922  On December - 25 -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 this day in history birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

1461  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1583  On December - 25 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  Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on this day in history.  

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

1646  Harald Vallerius, composer was born on December - 25.  

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

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

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

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