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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 occurs 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.
2012 China opens the world's longest high-speed rail route, which links Beijing and Guangzhou.
2006 Two earthquakes in Hengchun, Taiwan measuring 7.0 and 6.9 on the Richter scale kill two and disrupt telecommunications across Asia.
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, it affected coastal and partially mainland 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.
1989 United Express Flight 2415 crashes on approach to the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, Washington, killing all six people on board.
1980 Witnesses report the first of several sightings of unexplained lights near RAF Woodbridge, in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, an incident called "Britain's Roswell".
1978 The inaugural Paris-Dakar Rally begins.[19]
1975 Tu-144, the world's first commercial supersonic aircraft, surpassing Mach 2, goes 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 Thespis, the first Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration, debuts.
1862 American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins as General William Tecumseh Sherman begins landing his troops.
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 First Rules derby is held between Sheffield F.C. and Hallam F.C., the oldest football fixture in the world.
1825 Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Czar Nicholas I in the Decembrist revolt, but are later suppressed.
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".
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.
1709 The opera Agrippina by George Frideric Handel premiered in Venice.
1704 Second Battle of Anandpur: In the Second Battle of Anandpur, Aurangzeb's two generals, Wazir Khan and Zaberdast Khan executed two children of Guru Gobind Singh, Zorawar Singh aged eight and Fateh Singh aged five, by burying them alive into a wall.
1481 Battle of Westbroek: An army of 4,000 to 5,000 soldiers raised by David of Burgundy, Bishop of Utrecht, attacks an armed mob of people from nearby Utrecht who were trying to avenge the massacre of the inhabitants of Westbroek.
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
1780 Mary Somerville, Scottish mathematician, astronomer, and author (d. 1872)
1907 Albert Gore, Sr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1998)
1970 James Mercer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975 Chris Calaguio, Filipino basketball player
1953 Makis Katsavakis, Greek footballer and manager
1946 Alan Frumin, American lawyer and politician
1969 Isaac Viciosa, Spanish runner
1940 Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1971 Tatiana Sorokko, Russian-American model and journalist
1985 Beth Behrs, American actress
Famous People Deaths On December 26

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Date Name
2011 Houston Antwine, American football player (b. 1939)
2020 Brodie Lee, American Professional Wrestler (b. 1979)
1902 Mary Hartwell Catherwood, American author and poet (b. 1849)
1959 Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (b. 1890)
1302 Valdemar, king of Sweden (b. 1239)
2001 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (b. 1929)
2009 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
1972 Harry S. Truman, American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (b. 1884)
1977 Howard Hawks, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1191 Reginald Fitz Jocelin, archbishop-elect of Canterbury