Historical Events on December 26, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on December 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 During the December 2015 North American storm complex, a Tornado Outbreak occurred in the DFW Metroplex, with the most notable tornadoes being an EF2, EF3, and an EF4. About a dozen people died due to various reasons, 10 of which due to the EF4, which did substantial damage to the suburb of Rowlett.
2009 China opens the world's longest high-speed rail route, which links Beijing and Guangzhou.
2004 The 9.1-9.3 Mw⿯ Indian Ocean earthquake shakes northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). One of the largest observed tsunamis follows, affecting the coastal areas of Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia; death toll is estimated at 227,898.
2004 Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.
2003 The 6.6 Mw⿯ Bam earthquake shakes southeastern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving more than 26,000 dead and 30,000 injured.
1999 The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
1998 Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
1994 Four Armed Islamic Group hijackers seize control of Air France Flight 8969. When the plane lands at Marseille, a French Gendarmerie assault team boards the aircraft and kills the hijackers.
1991 The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War.
1975 Tu-144, the world's first commercial supersonic aircraft, surpassing Mach 2, went into service.
1972 Vietnam War: As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history.
1968 The Communist Party of the Philippines is established by Jose Maria Sison, breaking away from the Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas-1930.
1966 The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
1963 The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.
1948 Cardinal József Mindszenty is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.
1948 The last Soviet troops withdraw from North Korea.
1944 World War II: George S. Patton's Third Army breaks the encirclement of surrounded U.S. forces at Bastogne, Belgium.
1943 World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway's North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
1941 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
1919 Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee, allegedly establishing the Curse of the Bambino superstition.
1898 Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
1871 Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.
1862 American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins.
1862 Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
1862 The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, where 38 Native Americans died.
1861 American Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James Murray Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and the United Kingdom.
1860 The first ever inter-club English association football match takes place between Hallam and Sheffield football clubs in Sheffield.
1825 Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Czar Nicholas I but are suppressed in the Decembrist revolt in Saint Petersburg.
1811 A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.
1806 Battles of Pultusk and Golymin: Russian forces hold French forces under Napoleon.
1805 Austria and France sign the Treaty of Pressburg.
1799 Henry Lee III's eulogy to George Washington in congress declares him as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen". (This is not to be confused with Washington's funeral on December 18.)
1793 Second Battle of Wissembourg: France defeats Austria.
1790 Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.
1776 American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army attacks and successfully defeats a garrison of Hessian forces.
1489 The forces of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, take control of Almería from the Nasrid ruler of Granada, Muhammad XIII.
1481 Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
887 Berengar I is elected as king of Italy by the lords of Lombardy. He is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy at Pavia.
Famous People Born on December 26

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Year Name
1803 Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (d. 1882)
1872 Norman Angell, English journalist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1947 Josef Janíček, Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player
1915 Rolf Botvid, Swedish actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1957 Dermot Murnaghan, English-Northern Irish journalist and game show host
1994 Souleymane Coulibaly, Ivorian footballer
1940 Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1936 Peep Jänes, Estonian architect
1947 Carlton Fisk, American baseball player
1961 Andrew Lock, Australian mountaineer
Famous People Deaths On December 26

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Date Name
2006 Gerald Ford, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913)
1929 Albert Giraud, Belgian poet (b. 1860)
1966 Herbert Otto Gille, German general (b. 1897)
2004 Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (b. 1959)
1997 Cahit Arf, Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
2004 Troy Broadbridge, Australian footballer (b. 1980)
1646 Henri de Bourbon, prince of Condé (b. 1588)
2002 Armand Zildjian, American businessman, founded the Avedis Zildjian Company (b. 1921)
1989 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)
1784 Seth Warner, American colonel (b. 1743)