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What Happened on December 25th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 The James Webb Space Telescope is launched.
2020 An explosion in Nashville, Tennessee occurs, leaving three civilians in the hospital.
2019 Twenty people are killed and thousands are left homeless by Typhoon Phanfone in the Philippines.
2016 A Russian Defence Ministry Tupolev Tu-154 carrying members of the Alexandrov Ensemble crashes into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff, killing all 92 people on board.
2012 An Antonov An-72 plane crashes close to the city of Shymkent, killing 27 people.[47]
2012 Air Bagan Flight 011, a Fokker 100, crashes on approach to Heho Airport in Heho, Myanmar, killing two people.
2004 The Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
2003 UTA Flight 141, a Boeing 727-223, crashes at the Cotonou Airport in Benin, killing 141 people.
2003 The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express spacecraft on December 19, stops transmitting shortly before its scheduled landing.
1999 Cubana de Aviación Flight 310, a Yakovlev Yak-42, crashes near Bejuma, Carabobo State, Venezuela, killing 22 people.
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day). Ukraine's referendum is finalized and Ukraine officially leaves the Soviet Union.
1989 Romanian Revolution: Deposed President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, are condemned to death and executed after a summary trial.
1986 Iraqi Airways Flight 163, a Boeing 737-270C, is hijacked and crashes in Arar, Saudi Arabia, killing 63 people.
1977 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with its president Anwar Sadat.
1976 EgyptAir Flight 664, a Boeing 707-366C, crashes on approach to Don Mueang International Airport, killing 71 people.
1968 Apollo program: Apollo 8 performs the first successful Trans-Earth injection (TEI) maneuver, sending the crew and spacecraft on a trajectory back to Earth from Lunar orbit.
1968 Kilvenmani massacre: Forty-four Dalits (untouchables) are burnt to death in Kizhavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit laborers.
1963 Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio begins transmitting in Cyprus after Turkish Cypriots are forcibly excluded from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
1962 The Soviet Union conducts its final above-ground nuclear weapon test, in anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
1951 A bomb explodes at the home of Harry T. Moore and Harriette V. S. Moore, early leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, killing Harry instantly and fatally wounding Harriette.
1950 The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students. It later turns up in Scotland on April 11, 1951.
1946 The first European self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within the Soviet Union's F-1 nuclear reactor.
1941 Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, appointed commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet on December 17,[32] arrives at Pearl Harbor.
1941 World War II: Battle of Hong Kong ends, beginning the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.
1941 Admiral Émile Muselier seizes the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which become the first part of France to be liberated by the Free French Forces.
1932 A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
1927 B. R. Ambedkar and his followers burn copies of the Manusmriti in Mahad, Maharashtra, to protest its treatment of Dalit people.
1915 The National Protection War breaks out against the Empire of China, as military leaders Cai E and Tang Jiyao proclaim the independence of Yunnan and begin a campaign to restore the Republic.
1914 A series of unofficial truces occur across the Western Front to celebrate Christmas.
1868 Pardons for ex-Confederates: United States President Andrew Johnson grants an unconditional pardon to all Confederate veterans.
1837 Second Seminole War: American general Zachary Taylor leads 1,100 troops against the Seminoles at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
1831 The Great Jamaican Slave Revolt begins; up to 20% of Jamaica's slaves mobilize in an ultimately unsuccessful fight for freedom.
1826 The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening.
1815 The Handel and Haydn Society, oldest continually performing arts organization in the United States, gives its first performance.
1814 Rev. Samuel Marsden holds the first Christian service on land in New Zealand at Rangihoua Bay.
1809 Dr. Ephraim McDowell performs the first ovariotomy, removing a 22-pound tumor.
1793 General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and a 300 man detachment identify the site of St. Clair's 1791 defeat by the large number of unburied human remains at modern Fort Recovery, Ohio.
1776 George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River at night to attack Hessian forces serving Great Britain at Trenton, New Jersey, the next day.
1766 Mapuches in Chile launch a series of surprise attacks against the Spanish starting the Mapuche uprising of 1766.
1758 Halley's Comet is sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch, confirming Edmund Halley's prediction of its passage. This was the first passage of a comet predicted ahead of time.
1559 Pope Pius IV is elected, four months after his predecessor's death.
1553 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
1492 The carrack Santa María, commanded by Christopher Columbus, runs onto a reef off Haiti due to an improper watch.
1261 Eleven-year-old John IV Laskaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaiologos.
1130 Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first king of Sicily.
1100 Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
1076 Coronation of Bolesław II the Generous as king of Poland.
1066 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
1046 Henry III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Clement II.
1025 Coronation of Mieszko II Lambert as king of Poland.
1013 Sweyn Forkbeard takes control of the Danelaw and is proclaimed king of England.
1000 The foundation of the Kingdom of Hungary: Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
820 Eastern Emperor Leo V is murdered in a church[8] of the Great Palace of Constantinople by followers of Michael II.
800 The coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.
597 Augustine of Canterbury and his fellow-labourers baptise in Kent more than 10,000 Anglo-Saxons.
508 Clovis I, king of the Franks, is baptized into the Catholic faith at Reims, by Saint Remigius.
350 Vetranio meets Constantius II at Naissus (Serbia) and is forced to abdicate his imperial title. Constantius allows him to live as a private citizen on a state pension.
336 First documentary sign of Christmas celebration in Rome.
333 Roman Emperor Constantine the Great elevates his youngest son Constans to the rank of Caesar.
274 A temple to Sol Invictus is dedicated in Rome by Emperor Aurelian.
36 Forces of Emperor Guangwu of the Eastern Han, under the command of Wu Han, conquer the separatist Chengjia empire, reuniting China.
Famous People Born on December 25

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Year Name
1914 James Fletcher Jnr, New Zealand businessman (d. 2007)
1461 Christina of Saxony, Queen consort of Denmark (d. 1521)
1583 Orlando Gibbons, English organist and composer (d. 1625)
1987 Demaryius Thomas, American football player (d. 2021)
1984 Chris Cahill, Samoan footballer
1930 Armenak Alachachian, Armenian basketball player and coach (d. 2017)
1980 Marcus Trufant, American football player
1939 Bob James, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1979 Laurent Bonnart, French footballer
1946 Larry Csonka, American football player and sportscaster
Famous People Deaths On December 25

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Date Name
1921 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1853)
940 Makan ibn Kaki, Iranian general
1784 Yosa Buson, Japanese poet and painter (b. 1716)
2004 Gennadi Strekalov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1940)
2005 Derek Bailey, English guitarist (b. 1930)
1956 Robert Walser, Swiss author and playwright (b. 1878)
1998 John Pulman, English snooker player (b. 1923)[67]
2003 Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (b. 1929)
1730 Henry Scott, 1st Earl of Deloraine, Scottish peer and general (b. 1676)
1880 Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1828)