events of significance that occured in the past on this Christmas date

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

For more events that occured on this Special day of the year, visit here

Categories: Education, Ethics and Morality, History, Politics | Tags: , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “events of significance that occured in the past on this Christmas date

  1. Lots of stuff I have forgotten about over the years they teach you in school but you dont need in life unless you are a history teacher or some history buff..

  2. The Griper

    we do need history in our every day lives, Nicole. political ideology has no meaning without history to affirm it meaningful.

  3. BB-Idaho

    Of no particular significance, but a couple of my favorites:
    Christmas 800 AD, Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor
    (a brief flicker of light in the long Dark Ages…and as some wit noted, the Holy Roman
    Empire was neither holy, roman..nor an empire) and.. old friend, now deceased, froze his feet at Bastogne, Christmas 1944, thus
    ending his combat career. For those of us that enjoy historical trivai, we note that
    only 3 American soldiers were killed in the daring attack on the Hessians at Trenton.
    The ragtag continentals were highly motivated by having stood in formation to hear the recent words of a certain Thomas Paine:
    “These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

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