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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

1832Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver

1741Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

1957Ed Gein found insane of murder

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

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

1835Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand

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

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

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

1915Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC

December 25th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 25th

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

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

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

1971Justin Trudeau, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian political leader

December 25th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 25th

1999Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)

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

December 25th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 25th

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

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

December 25th Deaths
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