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DECEMBER 25

1886 Franz Rosenzweig (German-born Religious Philosopher, Writer) German Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders, Theologians Philosophy
Children's Authors & Illustrators
1869 Charles Finger (English-American Children's Author Awarded the 1925 Newbery Medal for Tales from Silver Lands) English Authors Arkansas Authors Young-Adult Authors 1925 Newbery Medal for Tales from Silver Lands Arkansas History Commission
1915 Eth Clifford (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Young-Adult Authors Houghton-Mifflin
1951 Pam Muñoz Ryan (California-born Latin-American Children's Author) Pam Muñoz Ryan Primary Children's Authors Latin American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1946 W.C. Fields (Pennsylvania-born Comedic Actor) W.C. Fields American Performing Artists Film
1977 Charlie Chaplin (English Comedic Actor) Charlie Chaplin Actors Film
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1846 Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Poems" Is Published Ralph Waldo Emerson Poetry American Collection
1928 The Pocahontas Theater Opens in Welch, West Virginia Welch, West Virginia Stage and Theater Christmas Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archive
1933 In Seattle, Washington, Katherine Cornell, Basil Rathbone and Orson Welles Give a 4:00 a.m. Live Performance Seattle, Washington American Performing Artsts Christmas HistoryLink
1938 Vivien Leigh Is Cast to Play Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind Vivien Leigh Actors Gone With the Wind History Channel
1940 Rodgers and Hart's Pal Joey Premieres at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with Gene Kelly in the Leading Role New York City Plays Internet Broadway Database

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