Today in India and World History: December 25

According to Gregory calendar, December 25 is the day number 359 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 360. December 25 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 25. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 25th December:

  • 800: Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman Emperor
  • 1066: William the Conqueror is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey, completing the Norman conquest of England
  • 1643: Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.
  • 1665: France’s East India Company was formed in India to compete in political, economic and imperialist matters from Britain during the reign of Louis XIV.
  • 1709: Ten ships from London sailed for New York Colony, sending 4000 people.
  • 1717: Christmas floods: A devastating flood on the northwest coast between the Netherlands and Denmark killed thousands and left them homeless.
  • 1741: Astronomer Anders Celsius introduced centigrade temperature levels.
  • 1760: Jupiter Hamon, an African American slave published a poem entitled “An Evening Thought”.
  • 1763: Maharaja Surajmal of Bharatpur is killed.
  • 1771: Mughal ruler Shah Alam II ascended the throne of Delhi under the patronage of Marathas.
  • 1800: Christmas Day was first made a public holiday on an international scale.
  • 1814: Samuel Marsday of the Church Missionary Society preached New Zealand’s first sermon in Ohai.
  • 1837: defeated the Seminole Indian in the Battle of Okeibobi-US Army.
  • 1861: Madan Mohan Malviya, social philanthropist and leader of Kashi Hindu University, was born in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 1868: Despite bitter opposition, US President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
  • 1871: Football club was formed.
  • 1876: Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and known as Quaid Azam, was born in Karachi.
  • 1878: Doctor Charles Drysdale wrote an article informing him of the damage caused by tobacco for the first time.
  • 1924: Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the 10th Prime Minister of the country, was born in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
  • 1962: Soviet Union conducts nuclear test in Novaya Gemalya region.
  • 1968: 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers
  • 1972: The last Governor General of India Chakravarti Rajagopalachari died in Madras (now Chennai), the capital of Tamil Nadu.
  • 1972: England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi
  • 1974: For the first time, scientists reported the damage to the ozone layer by ferron gas.
  • 1975: Heavy metal band Iron Maiden was formed in London by Steve Harris.
  • 1977: World famous actor Charlie Chaplin died.
  • 1978: Vietnam launched a major offensive against the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
  • 1991: Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech
  • 1994: 7th President of India Giani Zail Singh died in Chandigarh.
  • 2008: One of the 11 payloaders of Chandrayaan-1 sent by India to space sent a new picture of the moon.
  • 2012: An Antonov Company’s AN-72 plane crashes in the city of Shimkent in southern Kazakhstan, killing 27 people.

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