From the DoDLive by Katie Lange.
These events took place on Christmas Day:
1775-- Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware River and attack on the British at Trenton. A big victory.
1864-- The First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina. A Confederate victory, Union loss.
1896-- "Stars and Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa.
1972-- Operation Linebacker II begins against North Vietnam.