Blavatsky's Gem of the Day
"Wise men are light-bringers."
- 1907 – Maria Montessori opened the first Casa dei Bambini in the San Lorenzo slum of Rome.
- 1883 – C. C. Massey resigned as president of the London Lodge
- 1872 – Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (d. 1915) - born December 25 in Old Style dates
- 1919 – Max Heindel, Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer, author, and mystic who founded The Rosicrucian Fellowship. (b. July 23, 1865)
- None listed for this date.
Holidays and observances
- Christmas, birth of Jesus Christ, as celebrated by Armenian Christians. See also January 7 and December 25.