Events That Changed History on Christmas Day

December 25th...a day that we will have in our memories forever. We wonder why they chose this day and how we became involved in the traditional festivity.

When we are kids we don't have too many choices, you just follow your parents wherever they decide to go. If you go to a Synagogue since birth, then you were born Jew. If you still celebrate Christmas on January the 6th, most likely you are from Armenian Ancestry.

Way back on the First and second Century, Calendars were not as today; so the date of Christ real date of Birth was lost in 'Biblical times'. Most Scholars agree that could've happened between 2 B.C. and 5 A.D.

Now just think about it, humanly speaking we cannot live over 90 or a hundred years. Bishops and the Scriptures did give us the average count of events. Browsing through the Holly Book and some mentioning from the Apostles gives us a shady idea about God's son Birthday.

DECEMBER 25TH 336 A.D.

Emperor Justinian declares the date as a Celebration for the Son of God's Birthday. Why? Winter Solstice would fall on December 21, and Pagans were already used to take those days as Holidays. Consequently, to make things clear, Theologians merged the celebration of 'Solis Invictus' or unconquered Sun with "The Unique and only Creator of the Sun and this world." This way Norse and Yule and Saturnine Celebrations will merge as one.


CHARLEMAGNE

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DECEMBER 25TH 800 A.D.

You are a Pope and want to make sure that whatever you do, will be remembered in the annals of History. Charlemagne is invading your Land, Italy. Seeing that instead of going against the Franks and trying to save "The holly Roman Church"... You suggest to this King from Gaulle or 'Rex Francorum' to be crowned Imperator Augustus, on this date. Your name? Leo III. Adding Germania and central Europe to Charlemagne's Kingdom was a good move for Christendom too. Now... to this day, you can see traces of This holly roman Empire: From Romania way into Ireland..when Roman troops docked into Britannia on 43 A.D.

William the Conqueror

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DECEMBER 25TH 1066

You have come from Normandy on September 1066 and don't even speak a word of 'old English.' The good thing is that Monks and Erudite studied the language from Britain around that time; you have defeated the last English Monarch Harold Godwinson at Hastings. You think you have the right to claim this Isles as yours... Being already the Duke of Normandy, gives you the rights to that claim. In old French you are known as 'Guillaume le Conquerant' and for the Western World you are known as William the Conqueror. Once again, Church is involved and decides to crown you on Christmas day. Now to make things clearer, you will be known and William the First. Anglo-Saxons have to obey your rules and Language changes forever. You know you have come with Flemings, Britons and Norman Invaders...you need to pay them back, we didn't have tax money... so we suggest you to tax people creating the Doomsday Book.

ISAAC NEWTON

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DECEMBER 25, 1642

You are a premature baby not being born until that day. The place is a Hamlet in today's Lincoln shire at Woolsthorpe, England. Of course, your father was an average Yeoman and a prosperous farmer..but oh God! He, your dad, happens to die 3 months before your birthday...maybe that's why you were born premature or perhaps to show the world that you didn't come in vain. Now, the advantage of coming early was the notion of adapting and survival right? Do we make sense? When you were born, your mom Hannah could make you fit in a shoe box. Now back in 1642, England has not adopted yet the Gregorian Calendar, so for the rest of the Western world, you arrived on the day after Epiphany. Good Grief Isaac Newton!

Yeah! I know..I know, you were mad at your mom for marrying another man when you were just 4, and that put your mind to work to the point of become what you were: a genius. By being born on that day you became very religious, but you concealed your beliefs within yourself. But oh! God...The story of that Apple... Did you invent it Sir Isaac Newton? Or maybe you were reading the story of William Tell, huh?

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DECEMBER 25, 1776

Can you believe that certain events marked the success of Washington cross over the Delaware river in this day. A week before Thomas Paine published his Hub of the day, called 'the common sense' and his new Pamphlet titled..,you might remember it from grammar school, 'the American crisis', where 'the more harder the conflict, the more glorious the Triumph.'

Washington was pushed by the British Army into Pennsylvania with low morale and already facing desertion from his militia. On December 20, reinforcements from Philadelphia arrived with the so needed blankets. On December 23, recruits from local areas surrounded New Brunswick and Trenton, joined the Continental Army. The garrison from the British side at Trenton, were defended by Hessians, who didn't expect any attack until the end of that year.

We know that Washington was the right and bright Commander for the almost disbanded army of that Winter. Another lucky situation was that the boats, Durham boats to be precise, were operated by experienced watermen from New Jersey and Seamen from Marblehead Massachusetts. This was meant to be and the New nation of freedom was going underway with the help of anonymous heroes and the well known Prince Whipple, one of the First African slaves that joined the cause with his 'owner' at that time.

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I didn't realize so many historic events happened on December 25. I also didn't realize that was Newton's birthday.. Very interesting.. and a great hub! Well done!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks tammy! dear..! You always so kind!...still like that smile I don't know...!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks tammy! dear..! You always so kind!...still like that smile I don't know...!

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Very interesting... Good history lesson...really enjoyed your HUB... I VOTED UP...


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Debbie; We love history and we just go town...in reading and writing about it. Well we are here to write right? Have a blessed day..and a wonderful memory of your mom in my mind. A saint that gave you life. Hope you get better and share your feelings with your close relatives around these holidays.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

That was a fascinationg read. Didn't realize these events occured on Dec. 25.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Well that's right Gypsy Rose...there were more but not his relevant...Actually George Washington had his own group of Presidential Guards and Spies needed for any update along the Delaware river. Thanks Mrs. Lee!

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Oh, Lord, you either already had knowledge of all this, or you really did some research. It would have taken me months to gain all this knowledge. Very interesting, I voted it UP, etc.etc.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...actually this is one of my favorite hub subjects by you dear LORD - and will be posted with extreme prejudice - lol - to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - you are a teacher, a scholar, an academic, a historian, a ladies' man, a man's man and my hub buddy and esteemed colleague - yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhawwwwwwwwwww

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Mary615,

friends like you and others make our heart beat a little faster ..and that is the beginning of our reward as writers. Thanks Mary... Yeah we love History and we had to do research... same way you do, or take your pictures when you do a Baking Hub! Have a nice one my sweet friend

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hahahaha!

Yes! you are my buddy, together with Saddle and our good friend AkA Professor Mike, What a band of brothers from British COlumbia to Montreal! Thanks for the linking and have a wonderful day/night...

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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

This is very interesting. Like the other commenters I didn’t know about many of these events, nor that Isaac Newton was premature and could fit into a shoe box. I didn’t even know they had shoe boxes in 1642 - presumably not the same as shoeboxes nowadays? My preemie daughter is in good company.

I did know Christmas used to be on the 6th of January, though I have no Armenian ancestors. I grew up in the Shetland Isles and as late as the 70s some remote communities still celebrated on the 6th January then. (Not sure if they still do, and we never did.)


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

You unearthed a lot of info Melovy. The Armada Espanola sailed around England at one time..and some of them were scattered on the northern most areas from Ireland...and we just used the shoe box idea for illustrastion purposes, but in those times they would talk about jewelry box. Thanks for the comment Yvone.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

don't forget, James Brown and Dean martin died on Christmas :-)


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks PDX! We learn as we go..LOL!

So tragic to leave this world on Christmas! Take care friend!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

well, really, is there ever a good time to go?

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