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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

1741Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

1991Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech

800Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman emperor

1977Israeli PM Menachem Begin meets Egyptian Pres Sadat in Egypt

1964George Harrison's girlfriend Patti Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans

1835Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand

1922-Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"

1492Columbus' ship Santa Maria runs aground and sinks on Hispaniola

2008Phil Jackson becomes the sixth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games

1940Bradman out 1st ball for SA v Victoria before 6213

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Notable Birthdays on December 25th

1971Justin Trudeau, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian political leader

1971Dido, Kensington, London, pop singer and rap/dance music vocalist (Eminem's 'Stan', 'No Angel')

1821Clara Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross), (d. 1912)

1642Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England, physicist, mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d.1727)

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Notable Weddings on December 25th

1871Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day

1871Inventor Thomas Edison (24) marries 1st wife Mary Stilwell (16)

December 25th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 25th

2006James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply the Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure

1977Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

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