Happy Holidays! December 25th is officially Pumpkin Pie Day and A’phabet Day or No “L” Day.
It’s Christmas Day – so we’re obviously pretty excited already. Christmas falls on the 359th day of the year, and we’re looking forward to starting the new year.
Want to know what happened on this day in history? You’re in the right place! Here you’ll find facts about important events that happened on this day in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1962, the film adaption of To Kill a Mockingbird was released? It earned more than six times its budget and won three academy awards.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 25th in history!
What Events Happened On December 25 In History?
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, was released.
2004 Cassini orbiter released the Huygens probe, which successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan.
1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned from his position as Prime Minister of the Soviet Union.
Gorbachev had only served as Prime Minister for one year, during which time the Soviet Union rapidly collapsed around him. Gorbachev's resignation signaled the end of the Soviet Union, with the state's Council of the Republics voting to dissolve the union the very next day.
1989 The show trial of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu occurred.
Along with his wife Elena, they were tried on charges of genocide and personal enrichment. The trial lasted for just one hour before the couple was found guilty. They were executed by firing squad just a few minutes after the trial ended.
1967 Paul McCartney and actress Jane Asher announced their engagement.
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird film was released.
Robert Mulligan directed this film adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee. The film starred Gregory Peck, who went on to win Best Actor at the Academy Awards.
1917 The play “Why Marry?” opened at the Astor Theatre in New York City.
"Why Marry?" was the first dramatic play to win a Pulitzer Prize.
1776 George Washington crossed Delaware, in which he surprised and defeated 1,400 Hessians.
1758 Johann Georg Palitzsch sighted the return of Halley’s Comet.
1621 Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony forbade game playing on Christmas.
1492 The Santa Maria sunk.
Christopher Columbus' flagship ran aground and sunk on the north coast of Hispaniola. The crew was left to found a colony while Columbus returned to Spain.
1066 William the Conqueror was crowned king of England at Westminster Abbey, London.
He was Duke of Normandy from 1035. On this day, he became the first Norman monarch of England.
336 AD Christmas was celebrated in Rome, marking the first time in recorded history that the holiday was celebrated.
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