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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

1967Paul McCartney & Jane Asher get engaged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1835Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 25th

1958Rickey Henderson, Chicago Illinois, MLB outfielder (stolen base king, A's, Yanks)

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')

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Notable Weddings on December 25th

1871Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day

1999Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)

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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

1977Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

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