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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

1835Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand

2013"The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released

1741Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

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

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

1833Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

1997Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show

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

1957Ed Gein found insane of murder

1932During King George V's Christmas dinner speech his chair collapes

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)

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

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

December 25th Deaths
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