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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

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

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

1896"Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

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

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

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

1741Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

1834Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas on Beagle at Tres Montes, Chile

1833Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

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

December 25th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 25th

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)

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)

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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

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

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