Tuesday 25 December 1917, Christmas
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Minton (artist) and Cyclone Tracy.
A Trip to the Moon, directed by Georges Méliès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 25 December 1917
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Which were the important events of 25 December 1917 ?
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- John Minton (artist)
- Cyclone Tracy
- Francis Minton: British artist, painter, gay, alcoholic, suicide, known artist & teacher at prominent london art school; heavy drinker; subject to depressions.
- Lincoln Loor: Ecuadorian journalist and politician (d. 2009).
- Why Marry, 1st drama to win Pulitzer Prize, premieres in New York City