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December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day or month in order to keep the calendar year in sync with an astronomical or seasonal year. ... The Gregorian calendar is the calendar widely used in the Western world. ...

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December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Owned By Jorge. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Events

For other uses, see number 800. ... Charlemagne is also the name of a column in The Economist on European affairs. ... The Holy Roman Emperor was, with some variation, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, the predecessor of modern Germany, during its existence from the 10th century until its collapse in 1806. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned King of England the day after Edward the Confessor dies. ... William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Westminster Abbeys western facade The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to as Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral, in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... // Events August 6 - Louis VIII is crowned King of France. ... In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... Saint Francis of Assisi (born in Assisi, Italy, 1181; died there on October 4, 1226) founded the Franciscan Order or Friars Minor. He is the patron saint of animals, merchants, Catholic action and the environment. ... The Nativity refers to the birth of Jesus. ... Events Swedish King Sigismund III Vasa is replaced by his brother Charles IX of Sweden. ... Melbourne, Australia by night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Via Costeira, Natal. ... This article is about the year 1776. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799) was an American planter, political figure, and military leader. ... Army (from French armée) can, in some countries, refer to any armed force (for example, the Peoples Liberation Army of China consists of ground force, navy and air force branches). ... The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Trenton is the name of several places in Canada and the United States. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting Senators Jon Corzine (D) Frank Lautenberg (D) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Autograph of the carol by Gruber Silent Night is a traditional and popular Christmas carol. ... Oberndorfbei Salzburg is an Austriantown, some 17 km north of Salzburg. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Seminole are a Native American Indian people of Florida. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the sixteenth Vice President (1865) and the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States of America – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Enomoto Takeaki (front, right) and the leaders of his loyalist troops in Hokkaido, 1869. ... Hokkaido   listen? (北海道 Hokkaidō, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, is the second largest island of Japan. ... This page is about the Japanese ruler and military rank. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... The so-called Christmas truce began on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1914, during World War I, when German troops began decorating the area around their trenches in the region of Ypres, Belgium for Christmas. ... Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... See Western Front (disambiguation) for other meanings. ... // A gun is a mechanical device that fires projectiles at high velocity, using a propellant such as gun powder or compressed air. ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... Note: No mans land may also be understood as Terra nullius. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Hirohito (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan who reigned from 1926 to 1989. ... His Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan The Emperor of Japan (天皇 tennō) is a constitutionally-recognized symbol of the Japanese nation and the unity of its people. ... Yoshihito (嘉仁), the Taishō Emperor (大正天皇), (August 31, 1879–December 25, 1926, r. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998 An earthquake is a sudden and sometimes catastrophic movement of a part of the Earths surface. ... Gansu (Simplified Chinese: 甘肃; Traditional Chinese: 甘肅; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kan-su, or modified as Kan-suh) is a province located in the northwest of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Hey. ... Charles Dickens used his rich imagination, sense of humour and detailed memories, particularly of his childhood, to enliven his fiction. ... Ebenezer Scrooge encounters Ignorance and Want in A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol is a novella written by Charles Dickens. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a popular Christmas story that has been told in numerous forms including songs and theatrical and television films. ... Montgomery Ward (also popularly known as Wards) was an American department store chain, founded as the worlds first mail order business in 1872 by Aaron Montgomery Ward. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Constitution of the Republic of China (traditional Chinese: 中華民國憲法; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Xiànfǎ; Tongyong Pinyin: JhongHuá MínGuó SiànFǎ) is currently the basic governing document for the areas controlled by the Republic of China, namely all of Taiwan Province, Taipei and Kaohsiung municipalities, and Kinmen county and part of... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Shek Kip Mei (石硤尾) is an area in New Kowloon, the North Eastern Kowloon Peninsula of Hong Kong. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... ARPANET logical map, March 1977. ... Computer programming (often simply programming) is the craft of implementing one or more interrelated abstract algorithms using a particular programming language to produce a concrete computer program. ... A computer bug is an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program that prevents it from working as intended, or produces an incorrect result. ... In computing, a server is: A computer software application that carries out some task (i. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Cyclone Tracy devastated the Northern Territory city of Darwin, as can be seen from this National Archives of Australia aerial view of the city. ... Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, and is a city of 109,420 people (2001 Australian Census), on Australias far north-western coastline. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... The Prime Minister of Israel is the elected head of the Israeli government. ... Menachem Begin on the front cover of TIME 1982. ... Monarchs Wālīs (Governors) of Egypt, 1805-1867 Muḩammad ‘Alī 1805-1848 Ibrāhīm 1848 Muḩammad ‘Alī (restored) 1848-1849 ‘Abbās I 1849-1854 Sa‘īd 1854-1863 Ismā‘īl 1863-1867 Khedives of Egypt, 1867-1914 Ismā‘īl 1867-1879 Tawfīq 1879-1892 ‘Abbās II 1892-1914 Sultans of Egypt, 1914... Anwar Sadat. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other people named Ceausescu or CeauÅŸescu, see Ceausescu (disambiguation). ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Dictator was the title of a magistrate in ancient Rome appointed by the Senate to rule the state in times of emergency. ... Elena CeauÅŸescu. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov (Gorbachev)   listen[?] (Russian: ; pronunciation: ) (born March 2, 1931), was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Delhi Metro is the metro system of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A scale replica of the probe An artists impression of the Huygens probe as it descends through Titans murky, brownish-orange atmosphere of nitrogen and carbon-based molecules, beaming its findings to the distant Cassini orbiter. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... Titan (tye-tun, Greek Τιτάνας) is the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the solar system[1], after Jupiters moon Ganymede. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC - 0s BC - 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 9 BC 8 BC 7 BC 6 BC 5 BC 4 BC 3 BC 2 BC 1 BC 1 2 Events Archelaus becomes... For other uses, see One (disambiguation), for the number, see Number 1. ... Jesus (Greek: Ἰησοῦς IÄ“soûs), also known as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, is Christianitys central figure, both as Messiah and, for most Christians, as God incarnate. ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... Events The Sermon on the Mount (according to proponents of the 33 theory) April 7 - Crucifixion of Jesus (suggested date, but it is also suggested that he died on April 3, AD 33) Births Quintus Petillius Cerialis, brother-in-law of Vespasian Deaths April 7 - Judas Iscariot, disciple of Jesus... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Orlando Gibbons Orlando Gibbons (baptised December 25, 1583 – June 5, 1625) was an English composer and organist of the late Tudor and early Jacobean periods. ... Events March 27 - Prince Charles Stuart becomes King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... Noël Coypel (December 25, 1628 - December 24, 1707), French painter, also called, from the fact that he was much influenced by Poussin, Coypel le Poussin, was the son of an unsuccessful artist. ... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Act of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... Sir Isaac Newton in Godfrey Knellers 1689 portrait Sir Isaac Newton, PRS (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727 by the Julian calendar in use in England at the time; or 4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 by the Gregorian calendar) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and alchemist. ... Events June 11 - George, Prince of Wales becomes King George II of Great Britain. ... // Events April 6 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp for the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and founded Cape Town. ... Archibald Pitcairne (December 25, 1652 - October 20, 1713), Scottish physician, was born at Edinburgh. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... Events March 4 - Start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... Lady Grizel Baillie (December 25, 1665–December 6, 1746), was a Scottish song-writer. ... Events January 8 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling April 16 - Battle of Culloden brings an end to the Jacobite Risings October 22 - The College of New Jersey is founded (it becomes Princeton University in 1896) October 28 - An earthquake demolishes Lima and Callao, in Peru Catharine de Ricci (born 1522... // Events January 20 - Poland cedes Kyiv, Smolensk, and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo that put a final end to the Deluge, and Poland lost its status as a Central European power. ... Ehrengard Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal and Munster was born at Emden on the December 25, 1667. ... Events February 19 - England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster. ... Thomas Halyburton (December 25, 1674 - 1712), Scottish divine, was born at Dupplin, near Perth. ... // Events Treaty of Aargau signed between Catholic and Protestants. ... Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ... Leopold II Maximilian of Anhalt-Dessau (25 December 1700 - 16 December 1751), was a Prussian general. ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... Charlotte von Stein ( 1742- 1827) was a lady-in-waiting in Weimar and a close friend to both Friedrich Schiller and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe whose work and life was strongly influenced by her. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe? (pronounced [gø tÉ™, sometimes incorrectly pronunced Goth, Gurter and Gotha]) (August 28, 1749 – March 22, 1832) was a German novelist, dramatist, humanist, scientist, philosopher, and he conducted his civic services as a cabinet minister of Weimar. ... 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Benjamin Pierce ( December 25, 1757- April 1, 1839), U.S. politician, He served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1827 to 1828 and from 1829 to 1830. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Claude Chappe (December 25, 1763 _ January 23, 1805) was a French inventor who in 1792 demonstrated a practical semaphore system that eventually spanned all of France. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Dorothy Wordsworth (December 25, 1771 - January 25, 1855) was an English poet and diarist. ... William Wordsworth, English poet William Wordsworth (April 7, 1770 – April 23, 1850) was a major English poet who with Samuel Taylor Coleridge launched the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 publication of Lyrical Ballads. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Famed American nurse Clara Barton, first president of the American Red Cross Clarissa Harlowe Barton (better known as Clara Barton) (December 25, 1821 (although there is a confusion with her date of birth, as her birth certificate says the 25th, while her family members say that she was born the... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Cemetery from the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte Hans von Bartels (December 25, 1856-October 5, 1913), German painter, was born in Hamburg, the son of Dr N. F. F. von Bartels, a Russian government official. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was a national leader and a freedom fighter of India. ... Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.) is a major university located in Benaras, India. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Theodor Cardinal Innitzer (born December 25, 1875 in Neugeschrei near Weipert, Northern Bohemia; died October 9, 1955 in Vienna) was Archbishop of Vienna and a cardinal of the Catholic Church. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah (referred to in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam, or Great Leader, which is a legally defined title) (December 25, 1876 - September 11, 1948) was an Indian Muslim nationalist, who led the movement demanding a separate homeland for Muslims in... Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus (December 25, 1876 – June 9, 1959) was a significant German chemist. ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Louis Chevrolet Memorial, Indianapolis Speedway. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Maurice Utrillo, born Maurice Valadon, (December 25, 1883 - November 5, 1955) was a French painter. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 - January 17, 1967) was a model noted for her entanglement in the murder of her ex-lover, architect Stanford White, by her first husband, Harry K. Thaw. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Edward Kid Ory (December 25, 1886 - January 23, 1973) was a Jazz trombonist and bandleader. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Conrad Hilton (December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979) was an American hotelier and founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an iconic American actor who retains legendary status decades after his death. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (Alice Christabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott) (December 25, 1901 – October 29, 2004) was the wife of the Duke of Gloucester — the third son of King George V and Queen Mary. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Gerhard Herzberg (December 25, 1904 – March 3, 1999) was a pioneering theoretical chemist. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Ernst August Friedrich Ruska (December 25, 1906–May 25, 1988) was a German physicist. ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lew Grade, Baron Grade (birth name Louis Winogradsky) (December 25, 1906 - December 13, 1998) was an influential showbusiness impresario and television company executive in the United Kingdom. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994), born Cabell Calloway III, was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Quentin Crisp For the writer of supernatural fiction, see Quentin S. Crisp Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908 - November 21, 1999), born Denis Pratt, became a gay icon in the 1970s after becoming famous for his defiant and longstanding refusal to conceal his sexuality. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Tony Martin (born December 25, 1913) is an American actor and traditional pop singer. ... Natalino Otto, stage name of Natale Codognotto (Cogoleto, Genoa, Italy, 25 December 1912 - Milan, Italy, 4 October 1969) was the singer who started the swing genre in Italy. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Henri Nannen (born December 25, 1913 in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany, died October 13, 1996 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany) was a famous German journalist. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Pete Rugolo is most famous for his writing for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, although he led a long and successful career as a composer and arranger based in Los Angeles for many years. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Anwar Sadat. ... Monarchs Wālīs (Governors) of Egypt, 1805-1867 Muḩammad ‘Alī 1805-1848 Ibrāhīm 1848 Muḩammad ‘Alī (restored) 1848-1849 ‘Abbās I 1849-1854 Sa‘īd 1854-1863 Ismā‘īl 1863-1867 Khedives of Egypt, 1867-1914 Ismā‘īl 1867-1879 Tawfīq 1879-1892 ‘Abbās II 1892-1914 Sultans of Egypt, 1914... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Edwin Rodman Rod Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was a screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction TV series, The Twilight Zone. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Atal Bihari Vajpayee (often wrongly spelt Behari; अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी in Devnagari) (born December 25, 1924) was the Prime Minister of India in 1996 and again from 1998 until May 19, 2004. ... Executive President Prime Minister The Union Ministries Legislative Parliament Rajya Sabha Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Lok Sabha Speaker of the House Judicial Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Supreme Court High Courts District Courts Constitution Fundamental Rights and Directive principles Regions States and territories Elections General Elections State Assembly... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Carlos Castaneda (previously Castañeda) was born in Peru on December 25, 1925 and died in Los Angeles on April 27, 1998. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jacob Nelson Nellie Fox (December 25, 1927 - December 1, 1975) was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago White Sox and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Richard Dick Miller (born December 25, 1928, Brooklyn, New York) is a character actor who has appeared in many films, particularly those produced by Roger Corman, and later in films of directors who started their careers with Corman, including Joe Dante and James Cameron. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... HRH Princess Alexandra Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel Ogilvy, née Windsor), formerly Princess Alexandra of Kent, is a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of King George V. She was married to the late Sir Angus Ogilvy. ... Ismail Merchant (December 25, 1936 - May 25, 2005) was an Indian-born film producer, best known for the results of his long collaboration with his lover director James Ivory. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Hanna Schygulla (born 25 December 1943 in Katowice, Upper Silesia) is a German actress and chanson singer. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jairzinho in 1976 Jairzinho, birth name Jair Ventura Filho, (born December 25, 1944) was a member of the Brazilian national team that won the 1970 World Cup. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Noel Redding (25 December 1945 - May 11, 2003) was a rock & roll guitarist but best known as the bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience. ... 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary Sandy is best known for his starring role as station manager Andy Travis on the classic TV sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... In License to Chill, Buffett paired with several famous country music stars on the albums songs. ... Lawrence Richard Csonka (born December 25, 1946, Stow, Ohio, USA) was a punishing American football player in the late 1960s and 1970s. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas is an American country music singer. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Sissy Spacek in The River (1984) Mary Elizabeth Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949 in Quitman, Texas) is an Academy Award winning American actress and singer of Czech and English descent. ... Joe Louis Walker (born December 25, 1949 in San Francisco, California) is an American blues guitarist, singer and producer. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jesús Manuel Marcano Manny Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed Indio, is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics (1973-74), Chicago Cubs (1975-78, 1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-82), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984-85... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Karl Rove Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950 in Denver, Colorado) is an American political consultant, and (as of 2005) U.S. President George W. Bushs senior advisor, chief political strategist, and deputy chief of staff in charge of policy. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UB40 is a popular dub reggae / reggae pop music band formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. ... Annie Lennox Annie Lennox (born December 25, 1954) is a singer from Aberdeen, Scotland. ... Duo Annie Lennox and David Stewart in a promotional shot for their 1999 album, Peace. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan (born December 25, 1957) is an Irish musician. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hanford Dixon (born December 25, 1958 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former American football cornerback who played his entire career (1981-1989) for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. Dixon made the Pro Bowl three times, in 1986, 1987 and 1988. ... Rickey Henderson Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is a professional baseball player. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael P. Anderson Michael P. Anderson (December 25, 1959 – February 1, 2003) was a Lieutenant Colonel (USAF), a NASA astronaut and the Space Shuttle payload commander of STS-107 (Columbia) who was killed when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earths atmosphere. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ingrid Betancourt Ingrid Betancourt Pulecio (born December 25, 1961) is a Colombian senator and anti-corruption activist. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dean Cameron (born Dean Eikleberry on December 25, 1962, in Morrison, Illinois, USA) is an American television and film actor. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jason Matthew Thirsk (December 25, 1967 - July 29, 1996) was the former bass player of the California punk band Pennywise. ... Early Pennywise (circa 1990) with Jason Thirsk Pennywise is an American punk band, formed in 1988; the name comes from a Stephen King horror novel, It, in which Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bob Gray) is a monster. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Dido on the cover of her CD single White Flag Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong (born December 25, 1971 in London) is a British pop singer who performs under her nickname Dido. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Noel Hogan (b. ... Album cover for Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Cant We?, the Cranberries breakthrough debut album. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Marcus Edward Trescothick (born in Keynsham, Somerset on 25 December 1975) is an English cricketer who plays Test cricket for the England cricket team and County cricket for Somerset County Cricket Club. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Holopainen (born December 25, 1976, in Kitee, Finland) is the keyboardist and main songwriter in the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. ... Nightwish Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-09-15, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Armin van Buuren (b. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Reika Hashimoto Reika Hashimoto (橋本麗香, Hashimoto Reika) (born 25 December 1980 in Tokyo) is a famous Japanese model and actress. ...

Deaths

Events Leo III becomes pope Earliest recorded Viking raid on Ireland. ... Adrian, or Hadrian I, (died December 25, 795) was pope from 772 to 795. ... Events February 10 - The Académie française in Paris is expanded to become a national academy for the artistic elite. ... Samuel de Champlain by Théophile Hamel (1870) Samuel de Champlain (c. ... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer Bacons Rebellion Russo-Turkish Wars commence. ... Sir Matthew Hale (1609—1676), Lord Chief Justice of England, was born on the 1st of November 1609 at Alderley in Gloucestershire, where his father, a retired barrister, had a small estate. ... // Events April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia. ... William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1592 - December 25, 1676) was an English soldier, politician and writer. ... Events January 30 - The death of Pope Innocent IX during the previous year had left the Papal throne vacant. ... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634/1635 – December 25, 1683) was an Ottoman military leader and vizier who was a central character in the empires last attempts at expansion into central and eastern Europe. ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Fridolin Anderwert (September 19, 1828 - December 25, 1880) was a Swiss politician. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Karl Abraham (3 May 1877 - 25 December 1925) was an early German psychoanalyst, and a correspondent of Sigmund Freud. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Yoshihito (嘉仁), the Taishō Emperor (大正天皇), (August 31, 1879–December 25, 1926, r. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Francesc Macià i Llussà (October 21, 1859 - December 25, 1933) - Catalan soldier, politician and President of Generalitat (Catalan government). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Karel Čapek. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Agnes Ayres (April 4, 1898 - December 25, 1940) was a silent film star in the 1920s. ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... W.C. Fields in a scene from The Bank Dick W. C. Fields W. C. Fields (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946) was an American comedian and actor. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tristan Tzara (April 16, 1896 - December 25, 1963) is the pseudonym of Sami Rosenstock, born in Moineşti, Bacău, Romania. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Ismet Inonu 1884-1973 Mustafa Ismet Inönü (1884 - December 25, 1973) was a soldier, statesman and the second President of Turkey. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... Gabriel Voisin (February 5, 1880 – December 25, 1973) was a French aviation pioneer. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Chaplin in his costume as The Tramp Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was a British actor, the most famous actor in early to mid Hollywood cinema, and also a notable director. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other people named Ceausescu or CeauÅŸescu, see Ceausescu (disambiguation). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin, a. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Executive President Vice-President Prime Minister Deputy Prime Minister The Union Ministries Legislative Parliament Rajya Sabha Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Lok Sabha Speaker of the House Judicial Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Supreme Court High Courts District Courts Constitution Fundamental Rights and Directive principles Regions States and territories... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dean Martin at a St. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... JonBenét Patricia Ramsey (August 6, 1990–December 25 or 26, 1996) was an American beauty pageant queen who was murdered in her affluent familys Boulder, Colorado home at the age of six. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... John Pulman (1926 - December 25, 1998) was an English professional snooker player who dominated the game throughout the 1960s. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... W. V. Quine Willard Van Orman Quine (June 25, 1908 – December 25, 2000) was one of the most influential American philosophers and logicians of the 20th century. ...

Holidays and observances

  • The Christmas holiday is celebrated on this day. It is a national holiday in many countries including the United States, Canada, and England. It celebrates the nativity of Christianity icon, Jesus Christ, as well as secular aspects which include the decoration of Christmas trees, and the exchanging of gifts. It is celebrated mostly by Christians, but many non-Christians celebrate the holiday, however focusing only on secular aspects.

Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ... Jesus (Greek: Ἰησοῦς Iēsoûs), also known as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, is Christianitys central figure, both as Messiah and, for most Christians, as God incarnate. ... A Christmas tree in a German home One of the most popular traditions associated with the celebration of Christmas, the Christmas tree is normally an evergreen conifer tree that is brought in the house or used in the open, and is decorated with Christmas lights and colourful ornaments during the...

External links

  • BBC: On This Day
  • Today in History: December 25

December 24 - December 26 - November 25 - January 25 -- listing of all days December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Condensed list of historical anniversaries. ...

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