About December 25

December 25, 2022 is the 359th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 28 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 25

  • 333
    Emperor Constantine the Great elevates his youngest son Constans to the rank of Caesar.
  • 350
    Vetranio meets Constantius II at Naissus (Serbia) and is forced to abdicate his title (Caesar). Constantius allows him to live as a private citizen on a state pension.
  • 1066
    William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1261
    John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.
  • 1599
    The city of Natal, Brazil is founded.
  • 1643
    Christmas Island found and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
  • 1776
    George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • 1826
    The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening.
  • 1850
    Jagannath Temple, Nayagarh is built.
  • 1914
    World War I: Known as the Christmas truce, German and British troops on the Western Front temporarily cease fire.
  • 1926
    Emperor Taishō of Japan dies. His son, Prince Hirohito succeeds him as Emperor Shōwa.
  • 1927
    The Vietnamese Nationalist Party is founded.
  • 1932
    A magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Gansu, China kills 275 people.
  • 1941
    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of Hong Kong ends, beginning the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong.
  • 1950
    The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students. It later turns up in Scotland on April 11, 1951.
  • 1974
    Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
  • 1974
    Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
  • 2000
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a bill into law that officially establishes a new National Anthem of Russia, with music adopted from the anthem of the Soviet Union that was composed by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.
  • 2003
    The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing.

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