A to Z This Day in World History | December 25th (Christmas)

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Here are some historical events that occurred on December 25th:

336: The first recorded celebration of Christmas on December 25th took place during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine.

800: Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day.

1066: William the Conqueror was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day.

1776: George Washington led a successful crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War, leading to a decisive victory at the Battle of Trenton.

1814: The Treaty of Ghent, officially ending the War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom, was ratified.

1837: A fire destroyed much of the Basilica of Saint-Denis in Paris, France.

1914: During World War I, a series of unofficial ceasefires, known as the Christmas truce, took place along the Western Front.

1991: Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union, leading to the dissolution of the Soviet Union the next day.

2004: An earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a massive tsunami that affected several countries, resulting in one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.

These events highlight a mix of historical, religious, and cultural occurrences on December 25th throughout the years.

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