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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

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

1833Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

1957Ed Gein found insane of murder

1832Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver

274Roman Emperor Aurelian dedicates a temple to Sol Invictus on the supposed day of the winter solstice and day of rebirth of the Sun.

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

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

1977Israeli PM Menachem Begin meets Egyptian Pres Sadat in Egypt

1962"To Kill a Mockingbird", the film adaptation on the novel by Harper Lee, starring Gregory Peck, is released

1223St Francis of Assisi assembles 1st Nativity scene (Greccio, Italy)

December 25th Historical Events
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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')

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

1958Rickey Henderson, Chicago Illinois, MLB outfielder (stolen base king, A's, Yanks)

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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

1635Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City, dies of a stroke at 61

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