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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

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

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

1832Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver

1833Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

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

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

1957Ed Gein found insane of murder

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

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

1741Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

December 25th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 25th

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

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)

December 25th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 25th

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

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

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

December 25th Deaths
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