While Christmas is traditionally the day we celebrate the birth of the Christ child we should also remember other significant events that has occurred on this day in history. The first being the crossing of the Delaware by Geo. Washington and his troops as depicted by the famous painting below.
Here is another rendition of that crossing which is said as being a more true to life depiction of that crossing as reported in this story by the
New York Times.
Another significant event that should be an inspiration to all people of differing political ideologies is the truce that two sides agreed upon to celebrate the spirit of Christmas during World war I as commemorated by descendants of the combatants of that great war in the picture below.
We should never forget that Andrew Johnson signed the unconditional amnesty papers for the Confederate soldiers on this day in 1886
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