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On This Day: December 25th

This is 359th day of the year and 6 days remain in the year.

in history
1066
William the Conqueror was crowned King of England.
1776
George Washington crossed the Delaware River and surprised the Hessians.
1868
President Andrew Johnson granted an unconditional pardon to all persons involved in the Southern rebellion that resulted in the Civil War.
1926
Hirohito became emperor of Japan.
1977
British film actor, director, and producer Charlie Chaplin died in Switzerland at age 88.
1989
Former Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife were executed.
1991

President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned following the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

December 25 BirthdaysAnwar al-Sadat

1918–1981, Egyptian Political Leader and President.


Sissy Spacekactress
Jimmy Buffettmusician
Conrad Hiltonbusiness
Barbara Mandrellcountry musician
Didosinger
Robert L. Ripleycartoonist
Clara BartonAmerican Red Cross founder
Maurice Utrillopainter
Humphrey Bogartactor
Helena Rubinsteincosmetics executive
Cab Callowayband leader



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