December 25 is the 359th day of the Gregorian calendar (360th in a leap year). Over 400 years, this day occurs 58 times on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, 57 times on Wednesday and Thursday, and 56 times on Monday and Saturday. All days from this date through December 31 are the last days of the year.
333 - Constantine I elevated his youngest son Constance to Caesar.
800 AD - Pope Leo III crowns Emperor Charles the Great (establishment of the Holy Roman Empire).
1000 AD - The Kingdom of Hungary is established.
1898 - Forced dissolution of the Independent Association.
1936 - Chiang Kai-shek, captured in the Xi'an Incident on December 22, is released after three days by the Northeast Army.
1941 - World War II: Japanese forces occupy British Hong Kong.
1947 - The Constitution of the Republic of China begins to come into force.
1971 - The Daeyeongak Hotel fires in Seoul.
1989 - Nicolae Ceausescu, President of the People's Republic of Romania, is sentenced to death.
1991 - The collapse of the Soviet Union: Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the Soviet Union.
2010 - Merger of administrative divisions of the Republic of China: Kaohsiung City merged Kaohsiung County, Tainan City merged Tainan County, and Taichung City merged Taichung County. At the same time, Taipei Prefecture was promoted to New Taipei City.
2012 - Antonov An-72 military transport plane crashes near Shymkent, the capital of southern Kazakhstan, killing 27 people.
336 - A Christmas Day to commemorate the birth of Jesus.
1920 - Kotsu and Tsunozu Stations open.
1922 - Secheon Station opened.
1948 - Yangju Station (then known as Junae Station) was opened.
1952 - German TV begins regular regular broadcasting.
1969 - Hannam Bridge was completed and opened.
1987 - MBC Standard FM started stereo broadcasting with standard FM 95.9 MHz.
2004 - The final of the FA Cup 2004 was held.
2015 - TV Asahi's year-end special live broadcast 'Music Station Super Live' was held for 4 hours at Makuhari Messe.
1250 - John IV, last emperor of Nicaea.
1642 (Julian calendar) - Isaac Newton, an English scientist.
1709 – Julien Oprois de Lametri, French physician and philosopher (d.
1717 - Pope Pius VI, 250th Pope.
1876 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan's first president (b.
1899 – Humphrey Bogart, an American actor.
1905 – Anton Ackermann, East German politician (b.
1916 – Ahmed ben Bella, the first Prime Minister and first President of the Republic of Algeria (b.
1918 – Anwar Sadat, an Egyptian politician (b.
1924 – Yejong Ceramic, a victim of the Inhyukdang Incident.
1927 – Ran Narayan, a musician from Udaipur.
1936 – Hwang Ho-dong, South Korean politician (b.
1940 – Yang Seung-chun, a South Korean graphic designer (b.
1943 – Hana Schgullah, German actress (b.
American actress Sissy Spacek.
Pakistani politician Nawaz Sharif.
1954 – Annie Lennox, British singer-songwriter (b.
1958 – Ricky Henderson, American former baseball player.
1959 – Lee Seong-mi, a South Korean comedian.
1962 – Jeong Mi-sook, a South Korean voice actress.
1968 – Koichi Ogata, Japanese baseball player (b.
Yuko Sato is a Japanese voice actress.
Nigerian sprinter Chiomaa Ajunwa.
British singer Dido.
Canadian politician and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
1973 – Daisuke Miura, Japanese baseball player (b.
Choi Seong-yong, South Korean footballer.
Korean comedian Kim Jun-ho.
Hideki Okajima, Japanese baseball player.
Uhm Ji-won is a South Korean actress.
Kim Kyung-wha, a South Korean announcer.
1978 – Miyuki Takahashi, Japanese volleyball player.
1979 – Hyun-young, South Korean footballer