THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 2512


This day in #history 2512
DECEMBER 25TH

1 – 1 st Christmas, according to calendar -maker
Dionysus Exiguus

352 – 1st definite date Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th

597 – England adopts Julian calendar

1741 – Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces
Centigrade temperature scale

1946 – Constitution accepted in Taiwan

1947 – Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)

1947 – The Constitution of the Republic of China
goes into effect.

1973 – The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University , causing the server to freeze

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1642 – Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe-by- Colsterworth, England, physicist , mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d .1727 )

1876 – Mohammed Ali Jinnah , Karachi , founded
Pakistan ( 1947) /gov ( 1947- 58
.

1918 – Ahmed Ben Bella , Maghnia , Algeria , politician , first President of Algeria , ( d. 2012)

1971 – Dido , Kensington, London, pop singer and rap/ dance music vocalist (Eminem ‘s ‘Stan’, ‘No Angel’)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1977 – Charlie Chaplin, actor/ comedian (Modern Times , The Kid) , dies in Switzerland at 88

2006 – James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply the Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants ) dies at 73 from heart failure

FAMOUS WEDDING

1871 – Inventor Thomas Edison ( 24) marries 1st wife Mary Stilwell ( 16)

2012 – ” Arrow ” actor Stephen Amell (31) weds America’s Next Top Model Cassandra Jean ( 27) in the Caribbean

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