About December 25

December 25, 2021 is the 359th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 6 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 38 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.
  • 1000
    The foundation of the Kingdom of Hungary: Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
  • 1100
    Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity.
  • 1130
    Count Roger II of Sicily is crowned the first King of Sicily.
  • 1553
    Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeat the Spanish conquistadors and executes the governor of Chile, Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 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.
  • 1850
    Jagannath Temple, Nayagarh is built.
  • 1868
    U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.
  • 1926
    Emperor Taishō of Japan dies. His son, Prince Hirohito succeeds him as Emperor Shōwa.
  • 1927
    The Vietnamese Nationalist Party is founded.
  • 1941
    Admiral Émile Muselier seizes the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which become the first part of France to be liberated by the Free French Forces.
  • 1941
    Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • 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.
  • 1968
    42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
  • 1974
    Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.
  • 1977
    Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt Anwar Sadat.
  • 1990
    The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.
  • 1991
    Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day). Ukraine’s referendum is finalized and Ukraine officially leaves the Soviet Union.
  • 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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