Historical Events In December - 25
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1887 Conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels) on this day in history.
1888 1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia on this day in history.
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 On this day in history bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million)
1894 On December - 25 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, U of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football
1895 On December - 25 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 December - 25 theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter
1899 The birth of Humphrey Bogart, American actor on December - 25.
1899 Farmers send/guide belegerd Ladysmith Kerstpudding/desire in grenade on December - 25.
1899 On December - 25 frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place)
1900 On this day in history arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany
1900 Barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie) on December - 25.
1901 Battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits on this day in history.
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 December - 25.
1902 Barton MacLane, SC, actor (Geisha Boy, Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie) on this day in history.
1903 Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer on December - 25.
1904 Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971) on December - 25.
1904 On this day in history per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61
1905 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in NYC on December - 25.
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 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 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 December - 25.
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 this day in history legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place (Brits & Germans)
1915 Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC on this day in history.
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 December - 25.
1922 On this day in history -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
1922 On this day in history alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75