#TodayInHistory: Christmas: Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ!

#TodayInHistory: Christmas: Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ!

Yvonne Williams

Hurray!!! It’s the season of love and laughter and Christians all over the world unite as we celebrate the birth of our lord Jesus Christ! Here’s saying a very Merry Christmas to everyone!

Today December 25, we take a trip into the past to get a glimpse of happenings in the past on this memorable day.

A.D. 336 – The first known commemoration of Christmas on Dec. 25 took place in Rome to celebrate the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ.

1818 – 1st known Christmas carol (“Silent Night, Holy Night” – “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht) sung (Austria).

1871 – Inventor Thomas Edison (24) marries 1st wife Mary Stilwell (16)

2010 – Dec 25, Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan handed out $1 billion from the nation’s “excess crude account” to government officials for Christmas presents.

2011 – In Nigeria an explosion, claimed by Muslim extremists, ripped through a Catholic church during Mass killing at least 35 people at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, near the capital, Abuja. The toll soon rose to 44 as more people died of their injuries. In Jos a second explosion struck near a Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church. Gunmen later opened fire on police guarding the area, killing one police officer. 2 explosions struck the northeastern city of Damaturu. The bomber targeted a senior military commander and killed three officers in the attack.




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