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Notable Historical Events for December 25th

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

1833Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

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

1741Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

1957Ed Gein found insane of murder

1915Irving Berlin & Harry B Smith's musical premieres in NYC

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

1896"Stars & Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

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

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

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)

1971Justin Trudeau, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian political leader

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')

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

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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