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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

1835Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand

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

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

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

1957Ed Gein found insane of murder

1967Paul McCartney & Jane Asher get engaged

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

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

1833Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

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

December 25th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 25th

1642Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England, physicist, mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d.1727)

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

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)

December 25th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 25th

1871Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day

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

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