On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1868

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Despite bitter opposition, US President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)

Famous Deaths

  • Linus Yale Jr., American portrait painter and inventor (Yale cylinder lock), dies at 47
1868 Highlights

About December 25, 1868

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn