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

  • 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.
  • 800
    Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    The first in Europe artificial, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is initiated within Soviet nuclear reactor F-1.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
  • 1989
    Nicolae Ceauşescu, former communist President of Romania and his wife, First-Deputy Prime-Minister Elena are condemned to death and executed after a flawed and summary trial.
  • 1990
    The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.
  • 2004
    Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
  • 2007
    A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo escapes from its enclosure and attacks three people, killing one.

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