Historical Events In December - 25
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
1261 On December - 25 john IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.
1492 On December - 25 columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic
1513 Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on December - 25.
1522 Turkish troops occupy Rhodos on this day in history.
1530 Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on December - 25.
1535 French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew celebrate Canada's first recorded Christmas at Stadacona on this day in history.
1553 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia on this day in history.
1582 Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th on December - 25.
1583 Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized on this day in history.
1599 The city of Natal, Brazil is founded on December - 25.
1601 Jose Ximenez, composer on this day in history.
1613 Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant on December - 25.
1621 Gov William Bradford forbids game playing on this day on December - 25.
1621 On December - 25 gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas
1624 Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) on December - 25.
1628 On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter
1635 On this day in history samuel de Champlain c1567-1635 dies at Quebec on Christmas Day, age 68, after stroke paralyzed him in October;
1640 Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis on this day in history.
1641 On December - 25 emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France
1642 On December - 25 the birth of Isacc Newton, English scientist
1643 On this day in history christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
1646 On this day in history harald Vallerius, composer
1651 Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas" on this day in history.
1683 On December - 25 english Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland
1683 Kara Mustapha, Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83), executed on this day in history.
1686 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer on December - 25.
1688 On December - 25 english king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
1698 Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator on December - 25.
1711 On December - 25 jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer
1717 Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed on this day in history.
1717 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99) on this day in history.
1721 William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet on this day in history.
1728 Johann Adam Hiller, composer on December - 25.
1741 Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale on this day in history.