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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1967Paul McCartney & Jane Asher get engaged

1833Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 25th

1971Justin Trudeau, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian political leader

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')

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

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Notable Weddings on December 25th

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

1871Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day

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

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