History December 25th

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  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    0001 - 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus

    0337 - Earliest possible date that Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th

    0352 - 1st definite date Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th

    0498 - French king Clovis baptises himself

    0597 - England adopts Julian calendar

    0875 - Charles, the Bare, crowned emperor of Rome

    0967 - John XIII crowned Otto II the Red German compassionate emperor

    0969 - Johannes I Tzimisces, crowned emperor of Byzantium

    1000 - Monarch Istv n crowned king of Hungary

    1066 - William the Conqueror, crowned king of England

    1100 - Boudouin I of Boulogne crowned king of Jerusalem

    1101 - Henry I of Limburg becomes duke of Neth-Lutherans

    1121 - Norbertus van Xanten finds order of the Norbertijnen

    1130 - Anti-pope Anacletus II crowns Roger II the Norman, king of Sicily

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

    1741 - Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

    1745 - Prussia/Austria signs Treaty of Dresden

    1758 - Halley's comet 1st sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return

    1818 - 1st known Christmas carol ("Silent Night, Holy Night") sung (Austria)

    1831 - Louisiana and Arkansas are 1st states to observe Christmas as holiday

    1896 - "Stars and Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa

    1926 - Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan (1926-1989)

    1939 - Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer

    1946 - Constitution accepted in Taiwan

    1976 - Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier

    1989 - Japanese scientist achieve -271.8øC, coldest temp ever recorded

    1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigned as Pres of USSR

    1997 - Jerry Seinfeld says this is the final season of his TV show