25 December

1974 : Cyclone Tracy devastated the city of Darwin in Australia


On December 25, 1974, Hurricane Category 3 Tracy destroyed 70% of the buildings of the city of Darwin in northern Australia. The cyclone was very compact with winds over 200 km/h. 71 people were killed.

1989 : Nicolae Ceausescu executed


Former Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu was executed with his wife by a firing squad after being convicted of genocide and crimes against the state by a military court.

1991 : Resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev


On December 25, 1991, only days after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the country for almost seven years resigned. Gorbachev had paved the way for economic reforms and democracy.

2000 : Deadly Christmas party


On December 25, 2000, a fire broke out in a nightclub in Luoyang in Henan Province in China. The fire started in the basement of the building while still under construction and not authorized to host a nightclub. Emergency exits were blocked or not indicated and partygoers could not escape. 309 people were killed, most by suffocation.

: 25 December

Last Day of Pancha Ganapati Puja
December 25 is the last day of the Pancha Ganapati festival that celebrates the 5 faces of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed Lord. Today's color is orange and the overflowing love which is felt this day will inspire generosity in the coming year which will bring good fortune and wealth in return.
First day of the Feria de Cali

: 25 December

Roy Lemon Smith, historien amricain
Who has no Christmas in the heart will never find it at the foot of a tree.

: 25 December

Isaac Newton, English scientist (1642)
Humphrey Bogart, Actor (1899)
Gerhard Herzberg, German chemist, Nobel laureate (1904)
Ernst Ruska, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1906)
Cab Calloway, American jazz musician (1907)
Ahmed Ben Bella, First President of Algeria (1918)
Anouar el-Sadate, 3rd President of Egypt, Nobel Peace Prize (1918)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 10th Prime Minister of India (1924)
Marcel Marchal, French director, actor and writer (1937)
Vassilis Alexakis, Greek writer and cartoonist (1943)
Hanna Schygulla, German actress (1943)
Philippe Meyer, French sociologist and journalist (1947)
Nol Mamre, French journalist and politician (1948)
Sissy Spacek, Actress (1949)
Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan (1949)
Annie Lennox, Singer (1954)
Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian politician (1961)
Carole Rousseau, French TV presenter (1967)
Dido, English singer and songwriter (1971)

Ils nous ont quitt un 25 December

Charlie Chaplin, English actor and director (1977)
Joan Miro, Catalan painter and sculptor (1983)
Dean Martin, American actor (1995)
Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher (1995)
James Brown, American singer and musician (2006)
Vic Chesnutt, American singer (2009)

: 25 December

Say goodbye to your dark circles


Mix a little bit of olive oil with half a lemon into a bowl.
Using a cotton swab, apply this mixture on your dark circles before going to bed for a few weeks.
Results guaranteed!

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