Historical Events In December - 25
Tuesday, 18 May 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 Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner) on December - 25.
1892 Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author on December - 25.
1893 Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million) on December - 25.
1894 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, U of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football on this day in history.
1895 Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32 on December - 25.
1896 "Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa on December - 25.
1898 Theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter on this day in history.
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 On this day in history frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place)
1900 On this day in history arthur Schnitzlers "Leutnant Gustl" forbidden in Germany
1900 On December - 25 barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1901 Battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits on December - 25.
1901 On December - 25 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 Barton MacLane, SC, actor (Geisha Boy, Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie) on this day in history.
1903 On December - 25 antiochos Evanghelatos, composer
1904 On this day in history gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)
1904 On December - 25 per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61
1905 On this day in history v Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste," premieres in NYC
1906 Clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69) on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history cab[ell] Calloway, Rochester, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball)
1908 On this day in history frank Ferguson, Calif, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)
1911 Edward Knoblock's "Kismet," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
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 December - 25.
1914 On December - 25 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 December - 25 "Why Marry," 1st drama to win Pulitzer Prize, premieres in NYC
1921 Hans Huber, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1922 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament" on this day in history.
1922 Alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.