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25 December

795 – Rome – Pope Adrian I died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Adrian_I

800 – Holy Roman Empire – Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/charlemagne.shtml

1013 – England – Sweyn Forkbeard became king. http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensofEngland/TheAnglo-Saxonkings/Sweyn.aspx

1046 – Rome – Suidger, the German bishop, became Pope Clement II. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_II

1066 – England – William I the Conqueror became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=william1

1076 – Poland – Coronation of Boleslaw II. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mieszko_II_Lambert

1100 – Jerusalem – Coronation of Baldwin I. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_I_of_Jerusalem

1130 – Sicily – Coronation of Roger II. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_II_of_Sicily

1553 – Chile – Battle of Tucapel (Arauco War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tucapel

1559 – Rome – Giovanni Angelo Medici became Pope Pius IV. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_IV

1643 – Christmas Island – Named by Capt. William Mynors on the Royal Mary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Island

1826 – USA – Eggnogg Riot ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggnog_Riot

1837 – USA – Battle of Lake Okeechobee (Second Seminole War). http://www.blackpast.org/aah/battle-lake-okeechobee-1837


1914 – Western Front – Christmas Truce (WWI). https://youtu.be/jHhM-1_StJI http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/197627.stm

1926 – Japan – Emperor Taishō died, Shōwa succeeded him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taish%C5%8D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirohito

1932 – China – Earthquake measuring 7.6Mw, epicentre in Gansu, 275 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1932_Changma_earthquake


1941 – Hong Kong – Battle of Hong Kong ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/6CJJhqSXSuQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hong_Kong

1944 – France – USAAF plane crashed near Châteaudun-Advanced Landing Ground A-39, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441225-3

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Harrisburg-Municipal Airport, PA, 12 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441225-4

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Harrisburg, PA, 12 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441225-5

1945 – Central African Republic – Air France plane crashed near Bangui, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451225-0

1945 – Russia – Polyarnaya Aviatsiya plane crashed at Dudinka, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451225-1

1946 – China – Three CNAC planes crashed near Shanghai-Jiangwan Airport, 62 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461225-0

1976 – Thailand – EgyptAir Flight 864 crashed near Bangkok – Don Muang International Airport, 71 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19761225-0

1989 – Canada – Earthquake measuring 6.0Mw, epicentre in Ungava Peninsula, Quebec. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Ungava_earthquake

1991 – USSR – Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Gorbachev

2003 – Panama – Earthquake measuring 6.5Mw, epicentre near Puerto Armuelles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Puerto_Armuelles_earthquake

2010 – Loyalty Islands – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Vanuatu region. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/usc0000usf/

2012 – Kazakhstan – Kazakhastan Boarder Guards plane crashed near Shymkent Airport, 27 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20121225-1

York

1285 – William Wickwane enthroned as Archbishop of York. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Wickwane