Events in History for Friday 25th December 2015

Today’s Significant Events

1 – 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus
800 – Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman emperor
1066 – Duke William of Normandy (‘William the Conqueror) crowned king of England
1741 – Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale
1868 – Despite bitter opposition, President A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech

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Merry Christmas Everyone!


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