Thursday 25 December 1919, Christmas
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Naushad Ali and Paul David.
Shakuntala, directed by Suchet Singh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919
while The Desert of Wheat by Zane Gre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 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.
- Naushad Ali: Indian composer and director (d. 2006).
- Paul David: Canadian cardiologist and politician founded the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999).
- Noele Gordon: English actress (Born 1919.
- Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge opens (the home of the Albion Rovers F.C.) They lose the match 2–0 to St. Mirren.
- John Maynard Keynes' book ''The Economic Consequences of the Peace'' is published in the UK.
- Earl W. Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, along with his father John W. Bascom at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, designs and makes rodeo's first reverse-opening side-delivery bucking chute, now the world standard.
- ''Les Champs Magnetiques'', the first automatic book, is written by André Breton and Philippe Soupault.
- XWA (now CINW), in Montreal, Quebec, becomes the first public radio station in North America to go on the air.
- Various strikes occur in the United States: Strike of US railroad workers The Longshoreman's strike The Great Steel Strike and a general strike in Seattle, Washington.
- Female suffrage is enacted in Germany and Luxembourg.
- The International Astronomical Union is founded in France.
- The World League Against Alcoholism is established by the Anti-Saloon League.
- The fictional character Ham Gravy debuts in ''Thimble Theatre'' Comics.
- US President Woodrow Wilson promises eventual independence for Philippines, though subsequent Republican administrations see it as a distant goal.
- John Moses Browning finalizes the design for the M1919 .30 (30-06) caliber medium machine gun, the first widely distributed and practical air cooled medium machine gun introduced to the US Military. It receives an official designation and production is started in the same year, a very uncommon happening. It is later reconfigured to shoot the .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun) cartridge and is redesignated the M2 Browning .50 caliber heavy machine gun, which is still in use to this day after almost
- Severe inflation in Germany has seen the Papiermark rise to 47 marks next to a American dollar by December, compared to 12 marks in April.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody - Sam Ash
- Roses of Picardy - John McCormack
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