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Subject: [Q-R] Today in History Dec 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 15:02:41 EST


Dec 25, 1 Traditional birth of Jesus Christ
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Dec 25, 800AD Coronation of Charlemagne
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Dec 25, 1066 Coronation of William the Conqueror
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Dec 25, 1223 Saint Francis of Assisi assembles the first Nativity scene
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Dec 25, 1776 George Washington crosses the Delaware River
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Dec 25, 1818 The first performance of Silent Night
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Dec 25, 1642 Happy Birthday Sir Isaac Newton
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Dec 25, 1821 Happy Birthday Clara Barton founder of the American Red Cross
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Dec 25, 1635 Samuel de Champlain dies at age 68 at Quebec City
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Dec 25, 1667 Kateri Tekekwitha has her first Communion at the Iroquois Church
at Kalmawake, Quebec
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Dec 25, 1621 Plymouth Mass. forbids game playing on Christmas Day
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Dec 25, 1651 Mass. General Court ordered a fine of 5 shillings for observing
any such day as Christmas
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Dec 25 In England ,New Years Day observed before 1068 today


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