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 This day in History - December 25
433 Historic Events for December 25
1223

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

Event
1249

Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies

Death
1492

Columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic

Event
1513

Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70

Death
1522

Turkish troops occupy Rhodos

Event
1530

Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies

Death
1582

Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th

Event
1583

Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized

Birth
1601

Jose Ximenez, composer

Birth
1613

Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant

Event
1621

Gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas

Event
1624

Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)

Birth
1628

No‰l Coypel, French painter

Birth
1640

Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis

Event
1641

Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden and France

Event
1642

Isaac Newton, Grantham Engld, physicist/mathematician/astronomer [OS]

Birth
1646

Harald Vallerius, composer

Birth
1651

Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas"

Event
1683

English Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland

Event
1683

Kara Mustapha, Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83), executed

Death
1686

Giovanni Battista Somis, composer

Birth
1688

Lord Delamere sides with King James II

Event
1688

English king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France

Event
1698

Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator

Birth
1711

Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer

Birth