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 This day in History - December 25
433 Historic Events for December 25
1818

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

Event
1818

Handel's Messiah, US premieres in Boston

Event
1821

Clara Harlowe Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross)

Birth
1823

Preston Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

Birth
1824

Barbara Krudener, mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60

Death
1825

Esteban Salas y Castro, composer

Birth
1829

Patrick S Gilmore, composer

Birth
1830

Hector Berlioz's "Symphony Fantastic," premieres

Event
1831

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

Event
1831

Johann Herbeck, composer

Birth
1832

Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in St Martin at Cape Receiver

Event
1832

Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1865

Birth
1833

Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas in Port Desire, Patagonia

Event
1834

Charles Darwins celebrates Christmas on Beagle at Tres Montes, Chile

Event
1835

Charles Darwins company celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand

Event
1837

Battle of Okeechobee-US forces defeat Seminole Indians

Event
1837

Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner

Birth
1842

Bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76

Death
1843

1st theatre matinee (Olympic Theatre, NYC)

Event
1848

Johann Erik Nordblom, composer, dies at 60

Death
1848

New Haven Railroad opens

Event
1855

James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884

Birth
1859

Raoul Gunsbourg, composer

Birth
1862

40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC

Event
1863

E Fern ndez Arb¢s, Spanish violinist/conductor/composer

Birth