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.
  • 1643
    Christmas Island found and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
  • 1826
    The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening.
  • 1837
    Battle of Lake Okeechobee.
  • 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 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
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of Hong Kong ends, beginning the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong.
  • 1963
    Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio begins transmitting in Cyprus after Turkish Cypriots are forcibly excluded from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
  • 1965
    The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People’s Organisation is founded in Taiz
  • 1974
    Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005.

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