History Quiz / 25th December Quiz

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Can you name the people and events for things that happened on the 25th December?

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This founder of the Christian Faith was (traditionally) born:c. 4 BC
Sol Invictus was made an official cult by this Roman Emperor:274
This Frankish warlord is crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome:800
William the Bastard is crowned King of this Northern European nation:1066
This English Physicist and author of PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica is born:1642
Captain William Mynors of the East India Company discovers this island in the Indian Ocean:1643
Johann Georg Palitzsch observes the return of this comet, which was first sighted in 1705:1758
George Washington crosses this river in a surprise attack against Hessian forces in Trenton, NJ:1776
The first performance of this famous Christmas Carol takes place in church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria:1818
This US President grants an unconditional pardon to all soldiers of the former Confederacy:1868
A Christmas Truce is arranged in this war between British and German soldiers:1914
This Japanese Emperor succeeds his father to the throne:1926
This US Admiral arrives at Pearl Harbor to take command of the US Pacific Fleet:1941
This new British Monarch makes her first Christmas Broadcast:1952
This silent film legend died at his home in Switzerland aged 88:1977
This former Romanian dictator was executed by firing squad after a revolution:1989
Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of this country as it begins to fragment:1991
This British-built space probe loses contact with control:2003
A tiger from this city's zoo escaped and attacked patrons killing one:2007
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 which departed from an airport in this European city:2009

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