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17: The birth of Jesus Christ, 25 December

In Christian theology the nativity marks the birth of Jesus in fulfillment of the divine will of God, to save the world from sin. The story of Jesus’ birth (the nativity) is often retold by children through Nativity plays.
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The Beatles, Berlin Wall and Baby Jesus: The 20 moments in history Britons wish they'd seen

They’re the unforgettable, iconic moments which defined a generation or even our own human history.

Now Britons have voted on the landmark event they’d most like to time travel back to witness themselves.

The top 20 most popular moments are a mixture of sporting achievement, pop culture landmarks and historical events.

The countdown, commissioned by online live casino Casumo.com, found more Brits would go back to watch Torvill and Dean perform the Bolero at the 1984 Winter Olympics than witness the birth of Jesus Christ.

Other major events we’d love to have witnessed includes the launch of the Titanic, The Beatles’ rooftop performance at Apple Offices and the Christmas Truce between German and Allied lines in 1914.

Scroll through our slideshow above to see which event Britons wish they’d witnessed most…

Contrary to belief, many gladiators didn’t fight with the intention to die – many were highly trained professionals who made their living fighting. Fights weren’t always human vs animal either, on many occasions animal-on-animal clashes occurred. The first Roman gladiator games happened in 264 BC and lasted for nearly 1000 years. (Getty)

In Christian theology the nativity marks the birth of Jesus in fulfillment of the divine will of God, to save the world from sin. The story of Jesus’ birth (the nativity) is often retold by children through Nativity plays.
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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. It is also the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Experts believe the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10 to 20-year period finishing around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.
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The RMS Titanic launched 31 May 1911. It was a passenger liner that sank after hitting an iceberg in the early morning of April 15 1912. The launch of the White Star Liner Titanic took place at Harland & Wolff’s yard in the afternoon. Its collision happened during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
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The Woodstock Music & Art Fair was hailed as ‘as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll’ according to Rolling Stones magazine. It took place in the United States in 1969 and attracted more than 400,000 people.
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The Christmas truce during World War One was a series of unofficial but widespread ceasefires along the Western Front. The truce happened early on in the war (the fifth month of 51). In the week leading up to the 25th, French, German, and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk.
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Competing at the Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo in 1984, Great Britain’s Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean earned themselves perfect marks and a gold medal for their ice-skating routine. It was shown to TV audience that included 24 million spellbound viewers back home in the UK. Their perfect score has never been repeated since.
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Stonehenge is a large earthwork or Henge in Amesbury, Salisbury. Construction started in 3100. Many years on, no one is truly sure as to why it was built. In the 17th and 18th centuries, many believed Stonehenge was a Druid temple.
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