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 This day in History - December 25
433 Historic Events for December 25
1717

Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99)

Birth
1717

Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed

Event
1721

William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet

Birth
1728

Johann Adam Hiller, composer

Birth
1741

Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale

Event
1745

Treaty of Dresden gives much of Silesia to the Prussians

Event
1745

Prussia/Austria signs Treaty of Dresden

Event
1750

John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer

Birth
1752

Mithra

Birth
1758

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

Event
1760

Juptier Hammon, NY slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"

Event
1761

Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at about 51

Death
1763

Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)

Birth
1765

Antonio Tonelli, composer, dies at 79

Death
1765

Joseph Mazzinghi, composer

Birth
1771

Dorothy Wordsworth

Birth
1775

Antun Sorkocevic, composer

Birth
1775

Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate

Event
1776

Washington crosses Delaware and surprises and defeats 1,400 Hessians

Event
1788

John Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40

Death
1808

Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890

Birth
1811

Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz

Birth
1813

Milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) died in 1890

Birth
1814

Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)

Birth
1815

Temistocle Solera, composer

Birth