Today in History

Listings for Saturday, December 25, 2021.


  • Christmas Day. Peace on Earth, good will towards men.
  • New Year's Day observed in England before 1068
  • 336 first recorded celebration of Christmas on Dec. 25: in Rome
  • 1066 William the Conqueror was crowned king of England
  • 1776 Washington crosses the Delaware and surprises the Hessians.
  • 1868 Despite bitter opposition, Johnson grants unconditional pardons to everyone involved in the Southern rebellion (the Civil War).
  • 1926 Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan
  • 1939 Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer

That's all for today.

Today In History