Kassala was captured from the dervishes by an Italian force under Colonel Baratieri on the 17th of July 1894 and by the Italians was handed over on Christmas day 1897 to Egypt.
But it was not till a furious hurricane in November 1836 drove the waters as far as the gates of Amsterdam, and another on Christmas Day sent them in the opposite direction to submerge the streets of Leiden, that the mind of the nation was seriously turned to the matter.
This church contained some well-executed native paintings of St George and the Dragon, The Last Supper, &c. Among the religious observances of the Christians of Gondar is that of bathing in large crowds in the Gaha on the Feast of the Baptist, and again, though in more orderly fashion, on Christmas day.
The first congregation in America was organized on Christmas Day 1723 by Peter Becker who preceeded Alexander Mack to Germantown, Pennsylvania.
At Queen's College, Oxford, the dish is still brought on Christmas day in procession to the high-table, accompanied by the singing of a carol.
Thus was founded, on Christmas day 1 ioo, the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem; and thus was the possibility of a theocracy finally annihilated.
On Christmas day 1201, Philip, Alexius and Boniface all met at Hagenau 1 and formulated (one may suppose) a plan for the diversion of the Crusade.
In 1889, "on a certain bright June day," the Stevensons sailed for the Gilbert Islands, and after six months' cruising found themselves at Samoa, where he landed for the first time about Christmas Day 1889.
Frederick acted on the defensive with consummate skill, and the capture of the Prussian fortress of Kolberg on Christmas day O.S.
On the 14th of October a crushing defeat was inflicted on Harold at the battle of Senlac or Hastings; .and on Christmas Day William was crowned at Westminster.
Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India sighted the bluff at the entrance to the bay now forming the harbour of Durban on Christmas Day 1497 and named the country Terra Natalis.
He refrained from public preaching, but held conferences in St Mark's with large gatherings of his disciples, and defied the interdict on Christmas Day by publicly celebrating mass and heading a procession through the cloisters.
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Gervase of Canterbury, who lived in the 13th century, mentions that almost all writers of his country agreed in regarding Christmas day as the first of the year, because it forms, as it were, the term at which the sun finishes and recommences his annual course.
It is well known that Charles the Great was crowned emperor at Rome on Christmas day in the year Boo, and that he died in the year 814, according to our present manner of reckoning.
A legend of his surreptitious bestowal of dowries upon the three daughters of an impoverished citizen, who, unable to procure fit marriages for them, was on the point of giving them up to a life of shame, is said to have originated the old custom of giving presents in secret on the Eve of St Nicholas, subsequently transferred to Christmas Day.
Peterhead, made a burgh of barony in 1593 by George Keith, fifth earl marischal, was the scene of the landing of the Pretender on Christmas Day 1715.
Otto was then taken to Germany, and after his fathers death he was crowned at Aix-la-Chapelle on Christmas Day 983.
The Italians were anxious to leave it; and on Christmas day 1897 Colonel (afterwards General Sir Charles) Parsons, with an Egyptian force from Suakin, took it formally over, together with a body of Arab irregulars employed by the Italians.
James tried to suppress the general irritation by a proclamation against conventicles, and a threat to take away the courts of law from Edinburgh, if people did not go to church on Christmas day.
In English charter parties, unless the contrary is expressed, Christmas day and other recognized holidays are included as working days.
If the last day of grace is a bank holiday (other than Christmas day or Good Friday), or when the last day of grace is a Sunday, and the second day of grace is a bank holiday, the bill is due and payable on the succeeding business day.
Sunday, Christmas day and Good Friday, are excluded from all fixtures of time less than six days: otherwise they are included, unless the last day of the time fixed falls on one of those days (R.S.C., O.
They established themselves firmly in their reserve lines, and repulsed another attack, the last, on Christmas Day.
to the Porte) who descended it with a numerous suite and held high mass there on Christmas day 1673.
Transport to Algiers by sea from this place would have occasioned a weary stay of three months; Arago, therefore, set out for it by land under conduct of a Mahommedan priest, and reached it on Christmas day.
This divergence of views manifested itself on Christmas Day 1895, and although, under pressure, Rhodes did not insist on the British flag, it was determined to postpone the rising.
Selected to crown the new king he performed the ceremony on Christmas Day 1066, and in 1068 performed the same office at the coronation of Matilda, the Conqueror's wife.
On Christmas Day 1832 he took passage in a sailing vessel for the Mediterranean.
On Christmas day Livingstone lost his four goats, a loss which he felt very keenly, and the medicine chest was stolen in January 1867.
- Direct telegraphic communication between London and Cape Town was established on Christmas day 1879.
He was released on Christmas Day 1921, his sentence having been commuted by President Harding, but his forfeiture of rights of citizenship was not affected.
He was elected king in the old English fashion by the surviving magnates, and crowned on Christmas Day 1066.
In the practice of modern Roman Catholicism the following are recognized as fasting days, that is to say, days on which one meal only, and that not of flesh, may be taken in the course of twenty-four hours: - The forty days of Lent (Sundays excepted), all the Ember days, the Wednesdays and Fridays in Advent, and the vigils of certain feasts, namely, those of Whitsuntide, of St Peter and St Paul, of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of All Saints and of Christmas day.
In the Anglican Church, the " days of fasting or abstinence " are the forty days of Lent, the Ember days, the Rogation days, and all the Fridays in the year, except Christmas day.
It was founded in 532 and dedicated on Christmas Day 538.
In 1889 he entertained at Hissarlik a committee of archaeological experts, deputed to examine B6tticher's absurd contention that the ruins represented not a city, but a cremation necropolis; and he was contemplating a new and more extensive campaign on the same site when, in December 1890, he was seized at Naples with an illness which ended fatally on the morning of Christmas Day.
Many tenpin bowling alleys are open seven days a week, every day of the year with the exception of Christmas day.
Repeating their Christmas Day victories, the Uppies took both ba 's today.
The Uppies have had another double victory on Christmas Day when uppie Raymond Stanger won the ba ' .
On Christmas Day 2005 he performed in the elegant ballroom of the world famous Gleneagles Hotel.
The average person consumes 3500 calories on Christmas Day alone.
Charades In Victorian times, before television and the Internet, no Christmas Day was complete without a game of charades In Victorian times, before television and the Internet, no Christmas Day was complete without a game of charades.
Baldwin was crowned the first king of Jerusalem on Christmas Day.
The following Christmas, the Guardians ordered " that the inmates have plum pudding and I beer on Christmas Day.
We must wait until after winter quarter day - Christmas Day - the true first day of winter, he said.
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On Christmas Day morning the log was replaced by a young fir tree to represent rebirth.
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Some of our men met some of theirs half way, and the officers arranged a truce till midnight on Christmas Day.
On Christmas Day itself, at three o'clock appropriately, a chef demonstrated how to carve a turkey!
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In 1143 John Comnenus and Fulk had just died, and Zengi, seeing his way clear, threw himself on the great Christian outpost, against which the tides of Mahommedan attack had so often vainly surged, and finally entered on Christmas Day 1144.
The response was instantaneous: the king of France himself, who bore on his conscience the burden of an unpunished massacre by his troops at Vitry in 1142, 4 took the crusading vow on the Christmas day of 1145.
I should like to be at home on Christmas day.
I hope your Christmas Day will be a very happy one and that the New Year will be full of brightness and joy for you and every one.
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The outlet mall and all of its shops are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter.
Normal hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each year, this mall is closed on Easter (some stores are open from noon until 6 p.m.), Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Well, then he got a divorce and it was far from amicable and now he is remarried, which leads to the reason for his Christmas day in the clink.
On Christmas Day 2009, Sheen was arrested and charged with felony menacing, third-degree assault and criminal mischief when police were called to the home he shared with Mueller.
A fancy dress is appropriate for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day services, or a special party, while more casual dresses work all season long.
You can score some savings by booking itineraries that have you in a port on Christmas Day where everything's closed but churches and the beach.
Guests interested in visiting the park during Christmas, however, should note that the park is closed on Christmas Day.
Some rides The park will close early on Christmas Eve and remain closed on Christmas Day.
The winery is open 364 days a year, with the exception of Christmas Day.
The ferry runs every 40 minutes, every day except Christmas day.
Much of the country honors the traditional Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations.
The parade often airs on ABC, ABC affiliate, or Disney channels (check your local listings for exact times) on Christmas Day.
I think I know what God would say, if he came down on Christmas Day.
December 25th is Il Natale, or Christmas Day.
One of the Christmas customs around the world may be to share a spiritual or meaningful message with family members on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Families attend Mass on Christmas Eve, and celebrate though Christmas Day.
By carefully considering to whom you are giving the gift and selecting an appropriate funny item, it is easy to bring smiles to everyone's face on Christmas Day.
At the conclusion, Frosty goes back to the North Pole with Santa, vowing to be back on the next Christmas Day.
Most cultures also celebrate on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
In South American countries, like Peru, Christmas Eve is often more important than Christmas Day.
Families gather together to celebrate all night, much as Americans do on New Year's Eve, and then Christmas Day itself is a day of recovery.
Food is an integral part of celebrating Christmas Eve in Italy, as well as Christmas Day itself.
Planning Christmas Day events for your family is a great way to spend some quality time together.
One of the main events of Christmas Day is to exchange gifts.
Those who are of the Christian faith often follow religious tradition and attend a worship service on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Community activities also play a large part in many family's Christmas Day events.
Volunteer: Donate your time to a charitable cause, such as a soup kitchen or pet shelter, on Christmas Day.
Giving of yourself and your time is a wonderful way to bond as a family and share your joy on Christmas Day.
Visit Santa: Some communities may have a special Santa visit on Christmas Day.
Participating in community activities on Christmas Day is a good way to keep busy if your family cannot be together on Christmas.
This way, more people can attend as they plan around their own Christmas Day events.
While fancy fetes are common before the big day, consider hosting a casual get-together so everyone can relax and enjoy the rest of their Christmas Day.
Tours of the Winchester Mystery House are available every day except for Christmas Day.
It is open year-round, except for Christmas Day.
It's bad luck to wear new shoes on Christmas Day.
Her tempestuous marriage ended in divorce on Christmas day (an episode watched by 30.1 million) and she died off screen in 2002, from liver cirrhosis.
On Christmas day in 1969, they started what they call the "quartz revolution" and pioneered the first quartz watch.
May your presents be many and your troubles be few this Christmas day.
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