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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

1957Ed Gein found insane of murder

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

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

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

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

274Roman Emperor Aurelian dedicates a temple to Sol Invictus on the supposed day of the winter solstice and day of rebirth of the Sun.

1741Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

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

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

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

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)

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

1971Justin Trudeau, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian political leader

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)

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

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

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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