This day in history - December 25

This day in history - December 25.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 25, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 25 were connected with events relating to the First Recorded Celebration of Christmas, Coronation of Charlemagne, Coronation of William the Conqueror, Wrecking of the Santa Maria, Crossing of the Delaware River by Washington, First Person to Successfully Perform an Ovariotomy, First Performance of the Handel and Haydn Society, Granting of a pardon to all Confederate Veterans, Removal of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey and Death of George Michael. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including Jesus Christ, Charlemagne, Pope Leo III, William the Conqueror, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Johann Rall, Ephraim McDowell, Jane Todd Crawford, Gottlieb Graupner, Thomas Smith Webb, Amasa Winchester, Matthew S. Parker,, Andrew Johnson, Ian Hamilton, Gavin Vernon, Kay Matheson, Alan Stuart and George Michael.

First Recorded Celebration of Christmas - December 25, 336: On this day in history, December 25, 336, momentous events took place today in Rome, Italy, with regard to the First Recorded Celebration of Christmas. Early Christians didn't celebrate Christmas as they deemed it a practice of the pagans. However early records show that the birth of Jesus Christ was first celebrated in Rome, Italy, on December 25, 336, although it remains unknown how that date was arrived at. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 336 were Jesus Christ. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: First Recorded Celebration of Christmas *** Date: December 25, 336 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 4th Century *** This day in history ***

Coronation of Charlemagne - December 25, 800: On this day in history, December 25, 800, crucial events took place today in Rome, Italy, relating to the Coronation of Charlemagne. Without the prior knowledge of Charlemagne, he was crowned Emperor of the Romans, in St. Peter's Basilica, while kneeling to pray at the altar on December 25, 800. This act set up the East and West Roman Empires which would fight for overall sovereignty. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 800 were Charlemagne, Pope Leo III. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: Coronation of Charlemagne *** Date: December 25, 800 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 9th Century *** This day in history ***

Coronation of William the Conqueror - December 25, 1066: On this day in history, December 25, 1066, critical events took place today in London, England, regarding the Coronation of William the Conqueror. After William the Conqueror's success at the Batte of Hastings he took control of Dover, Canterbury and Winchester before heading for London. William was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey, London, on December 25, 1066. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 1066 were William the Conqueror. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: Coronation of William the Conqueror *** Date: December 25, 1066 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 11th Century *** This day in history ***

Wrecking of the Santa Maria - December 25, 1492: On this day in history, December 25, 1492, crucial events took place today in Hispaniola, Caribbean, relating to the Wrecking of the Santa Maria. During Christopher Columbus's first voyage across the Atlantic his Flagship, the carrack Santa Maria, ran aground on Hispaniola on December 25, 1492. The ship was wrecked north of modern day Limonade. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 1492 were Christopher Columbus. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: Wrecking of the Santa Maria *** Date: December 25, 1492 *** Place: Hispaniola, Caribbean *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 15th Century *** This day in history ***

Crossing of the Delaware River by Washington - December 25, 1776: On this day in history, December 25, 1776, crucial events took place today in New Jersey, USA, relating to the Crossing of the Delaware River by Washington. George Washington crossed an icy Delaware River, with a column of Continental troops, on the night of December 25, 1776, to launch a surprise attack on the Hessian troops of Johann Rall in Trenton, New Jersey. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 1776 were George Washington, Johann Rall. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: Crossing of the Delaware River by Washington *** Date: December 25, 1776 *** Place: New Jersey, USA *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

First Person to Successfully Perform an Ovariotomy - December 25, 1809: On this day in history, December 25, 1809, important events took place today in Kentucky, USA, surrounding the First Person to Successfully Perform an Ovariotomy. Ephraim McDowell became the first person to successfully remove an ovarian tumor on December 25, 1809. His patient, Jane Todd Crawford requested the surgery even though it had never been done before; so, without the benefit of anaesthetic, McDowell removed the 22.5 pound tumor. Crawford made a full recovery. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 1809 were Ephraim McDowell, Jane Todd Crawford. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: First Person to Successfully Perform an Ovariotomy *** Date: December 25, 1809 *** Place: Kentucky, USA *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Performance of the Handel and Haydn Society - December 25, 1815: On this day in history, December 25, 1815, critical events took place today in Massachusetts, USA, regarding the First Performance of the Handel and Haydn Society. Gottlieb Graupner, Thomas Smith Webb, Amasa Winchester, and Matthew S. Parker founded the Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) in Boston in 1815. The H+H is the oldest continually performing arts organization in the U.S., having given it's first performance on December 25, 1815, in the Stone Chapel (now King's Chapel). The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 1815 were Gottlieb Graupner, Thomas Smith Webb, Amasa Winchester, Matthew S. Parker,. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: First Performance of the Handel and Haydn Society *** Date: December 25, 1815 *** Place: Massachusetts, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Granting of a pardon to all Confederate Veterans - December 25, 1868: On this day in history, December 25, 1868, significant events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, respecting the Granting of a pardon to all Confederate Veterans. American President Andrew Johnson issued Proclamation 179 on December 25, 1868. The proclamation, which granted full pardon and amnesty for the offense of Treason against the United States during the civil war, had several exceptions. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 1868 were Andrew Johnson. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: Granting of a pardon to all Confederate Veterans *** Date: December 25, 1868 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Removal of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey - December 25, 1950: On this day in history, December 25, 1950, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Removal of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey. Four Glasgow University Students, Ian Hamilton, Gavin Vernon, Kay Matheson and Alan Stuart, removed the Stone of Scone (aka The Coronation Stone) from Westminster Abbey on December 25, 1950, with the aim of promoting Scottish devolution. The stone was recovered from Arbroath Abbey and returned to Westminster Abbey in February 1952. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 1950 were Ian Hamilton, Gavin Vernon, Kay Matheson, Alan Stuart. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: Removal of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey *** Date: December 25, 1950 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Death of George Michael - December 25, 2016: On this day in history, December 25, 2016, critical events took place today in Oxfordshire, England, regarding the Death of George Michael. British singer, songwriter and producer George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Fincley, London, in 1963. He rose to fame in the pop duo 'Wham!' before embarking on a successful solo career. Michael, one of the best selling artists of all time, died of natural causes on December 25, 2016. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 25, 2016 were George Michael. Facts on this day in History December 25: Events on this day in history: Death of George Michael *** Date: December 25, 2016 *** Place: Oxfordshire, England *** Category: Death *** Historical Period: 21st Century *** This day in history ***

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