December 25

This Day in History

1950

Stone of Scone Stolen

"On this day in 1950, the celebrated Scottish Stone of Scone, the stone that for centuries was associated with the crowing of Scottish kings and later taken to England as spoils of war, was stolen … (more...)

350

Jesus’ Birth Date Declared

This day was assigned as the birth date of Jesus by Pope Julius I in the year 350. It brought clarity to a question that had divided Christendom, and legitimised the practice of celebrating the … (more...)

c. 6 B.C.

Christ is Born?

Although most Christians celebrate December 25 as the birthday of Jesus Christ, no one in the first two Christian centuries claimed any knowledge of the exact day or year in which he was born--most … (more...)