On This Day in History for December 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 139 of 139

  • 1950 Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey & smuggled back to Scotland
  • 1953 Avalanche of lava kills 150 (Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand)

MurderMurder of Interest

1957 Ed Gein found insane of murder

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • 1959 A synagogue in Cologne Germany desecrated with swatstikas

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1959 Richard Starkey (later better known as Ringo Starr) receives his first drum set

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1959 Sony brings transistor TV 8-301 to the market
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
  • 1965 The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation is founded in Taiz

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1968 Frank Borman's Christmas reading while orbiting Moon

Astronaut Frank Borman
Astronaut
Frank Borman
  • 1968 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.
  • 1969 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
  • 1969 India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91
  • 1971 Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
  • 1971 Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul
  • 1973 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
  • 1973 The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.
  • 1973 Arab oil ministers cancel January 5 percent production cut; Saudi Arabian oil minister promises 10 percent OPEC production rise
  • 1974 Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia
  • 1974 Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.
  • 1976 Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
  • 1976 Takeo Fukuda becomes Japanese premier

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1977 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Egypt

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1979 USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan
  • 1982 Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran Khan rips through Indians
  • 1983 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade at the EPCOT Centre, Disney World Florida
  • 1984 NBA's Bernard King scores 60 points
  • 1987 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who escaped 2 days earlier, recaptured
  • 1989 Japanese scientist achieve -271.8°C, coldest temp ever recorded

BattleExecution

1989 Show trial of Romanian Commuinst dicator Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena on charges of genocide and personal enrichment. The couple are found guilty and executed by firing squad the same day.

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • 1990 The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.
  • 1991 Last day of a washout Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev

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1999 Opening of doors of St. John Lateran Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2003 The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe which was released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing.
  • 2004 Cassini orbiter releases Huygens probe which successfully landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005.
  • 2009 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253
  • 2012 27 people are killed after an Antonov An-72 plane crashes near Shymkent, Kazakhstan
  • 2012 8 people are killed and thousands left homeless after two fires strike Manila, Philippines

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