Free Christmas Classic 


Noteworthy Events That Happened On Christmas Day

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by Judee Shipman


In the distant past, Christmas was always a popular day for weddings, coronations, family dinners, the murders of political leaders, the crowning of new political leaders, and the waging of war on enemy forces.

More than a few clergyman have died on Christmas day, either from too much religious zeal, or too much alcohol, or both. In some cases, the death of a clergyman on Christmas day might even be a coincidence.

Throughout history, many babies are born on Christmas day. This may also be a coincidence, but it is probably no coincidence that many of them are named, Christian, Holly, Noel, or some form of the word Angel. Some Christmas babies grow up to be famous.

This book is a descriptive, illustrated account of relevant, noteworthy, sometimes personal events that occurred on Christmas days throughout history, from 254 AD to the present day.

Regarding trivial issues like what day of the week it was, nobody needs to know this. So don't expect to find it here. Equally unimportant (and also not found here) is the recent tidal wave of online genealogy reports and find-a-grave websites recording the births, deaths, and marriages of random individuals you've never heard of. Seriously, you can't even tell who's famous anymore.

YULE LOG is so much more than a unique, sharable novelty item for creative holiday shoppers. It serves as a concise, well researched mini history of the world, providing an extraordinary wealth of fascinating information about our storied past. 

Above: Christmas in San Francisco

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Above: Christmas in Miami

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Above: Christmas in London

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Yule Log - Chapter One

Yule Log - Chapter Two

Yule Log - Chapter Three

Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten

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Crazy Horse Appearing - Introduction

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 1 

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 2

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 3

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 8

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 9

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 10

Crazy Horse Appearing - Appendixes

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