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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

1741Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

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

800Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman emperor

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

1967Paul McCartney & Jane Asher get engaged

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 25th

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)

1971Justin Trudeau, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian political leader

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

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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

1635Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City, dies of a stroke at 61

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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