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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 25 - The Day in History - What Happend

December 25 : General Interest
1914: The Christmas Truce

Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Washington crosses the Delaware
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-crosses-the-delaware

Automotive
1880 : Layne Hall is born; will become oldest licensed driver in United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/layne-hall-is-born-will-become-oldest-licensed-driver-in-united-states

Civil War
1862 : Union soldier Elisha Hunt Rhodes writes about Christmas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/christmas-for-union-soldier-elisha-hunt-rhodes

Cold War
1991 : Gorbachev resigns as president of the USSR
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gorbachev-resigns-as-president-of-the-ussr

Crime
1996 : Young JonBenet Ramsey is murdered
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/young-jonbenet-ramsey-is-murdered

Disaster
2000 : Christmas party in China turns deadly
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/christmas-party-in-china-turns-deadly

General Interest
6 B.C. : Christ is born?
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/christ-is-born

Hollywood
1962 : To Kill a Mockingbird debuts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/to-kill-a-mockingbird-debuts

Literary
1996 : Jimmy Buffett departs on a cruise that inspires A Pirate Looks at Fifty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jimmy-buffett-departs-on-a-cruise-that-inspires-a-pirate-looks-at-fifty

Music
1941 : Bing Crosby introduces "White Christmas" to the world
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bing-crosby-introduces-quotwhite-christmasquot-to-the-world

Old West
1869 : John Wesley Hardin kills over a card game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-wesley-hardin-kills-over-a-card-game

Presidential
1776 : Washington leads troops on raid at Trenton, New Jersey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-leads-troops-on-raid-at-trenton-new-jersey

Sports
2002 : Katie Hnida is first woman to play in Division I football game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/katie-hnida-is-first-woman-to-play-in-division-i-football-game

Vietnam War
1966 : Harrison Salisbury reports on damage caused by U.S. bombing
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harrison-salisbury-reports-on-damage-caused-by-us-bombing
1972 : Linebacker II resumes after Christmas pause
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/linebacker-ii-resumes-after-christmas-pause

World War I
1914 : Enemies exchange Christmas greetings
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/enemies-exchange-christmas-greetings

World War II
1941 : British surrender Hong Kong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-surrender-hong-kong
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