History Quiz / What Happened On December 25th?

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Can you answer these questions about events that took place on December 25th (Christmas Day)?

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800 - This King of the Franks and the Lombards is crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome
1066 - This man is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey
1492 - This ship, the largest of the three commanded by Christopher Columbus, runs onto a reef in Haiti
1642 - This English physicist and mathematician is born, according to the Julian Calendar
1758 - This comet is sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch, confirming the prediction of its passage (the first time the passage of a comet was predicted ahead of time)
1776 - George Washington and the Continental Army cross this river, immortalised in a painting by Emanuel Leutze
1821 - Clara Barton, an American nurse who founded this humanitarian organisation, is born
1826 - This riot, named after a seasonal drink and sometimes known as the 'Grog Mutiny', comes to an end at the US Military Academy in West Point
1899 - This Oscar-nominated actor, star of Casablanca, The Big Sleep and The African Queen, is born
1914 - Unofficial truces along the Western Front put a momentary pause in this conflict
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1950 - This artefact, traditionally part of the coronation of British monarchs, was stolen from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students
1954 - This Scottish singer-songwriter, part of the Eurythmics who released solo albums Diva and Medusa is born
1962 - This film, an adaptation of the 1960 novel by Harper Lee and starring Gregory Peck, has its premiere
1968 - This spacecraft performed the very first successful Trans-Earth injection (TEI) manoeuvre which sent them on a trajectory back to Earth
1971 - This Canadian politician, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada and son of Canada's 15th President, is born
1977 - This Israeli Prime Minister meets his Egyptian counterpart Anwar Sadat
1977 - This silent movie star, also known as 'The Little Tramp', dies at the age of 88
1989 - Nicolae Ceaușescu, deposed president of this country, and his wife Elena are executed by firing squad
1991 - This man resigns as President of the Soviet Union, with the union dissolved the following day
2008 - This American singer and actress, known for 'Santa Baby' and playing Catwoman in Batman, dies at the age of 81

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