What Happened on December 25, 1899

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Shelling on besieged Ladysmith during the Boer War includes one shell containing a plum pudding

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca - "Here's looking at you, kid"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)

  • Raphael Soyer, Russian-born american artist (Depression Scenes in NYC), born in Borisoglebsk, Tambov (d. 1987)