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What is Today v3 navy 300KENTUCKY (12/25/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

1 – First Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus

352 – First definite date Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th

1642 – Birthday – Isaac Newton, physicist, mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d.1727)

1758 – Halley's Comet first sighted by Johann Georg Palitzsch during return

1939 – Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the ninth reindeer

1946 – Birthday – Jimmy Buffet, singer (Margaritaville)

1949 – British born actor "Notorious" Cary Grant (45) weds actress Betsy Drake (26)

1949 – Birthday – Sissy Spacek, actress (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter)

1950 – Birthday – Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor

1963 – Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released

1971 – Birthday – Dido, singer (Eminem's 'Stan', 'No Angel')

1977 – Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

1987 – Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who escaped two days earlier, recaptured

1995 – Dean Martin, singer/actor (Return to Me), dies at 78

1997 – Actress Rue McClanahan (64) weds actor-producer Morrow Wilson (58) at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria

2006 – James Brown, “The Godfather of Soul” (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure

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