December 26 Events

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December 26th, 2006 (December 26 2006)EventThe 2006 Hengchun earthquake with 7.1 magnitude hit Taiwan.
December 26th, 2005 (December 26 2005)EventBoxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.
December 26th, 2004 (December 26 2004)EventA 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.
December 26th, 2003 (December 26 2003)EventA strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-e Bam.
December 26th, 1999 (December 26 1999)EventSevere weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).
December 26th, 1998 (December 26 1998)EventIraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
December 26th, 1998 (December 26 1998)EventSevere gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.
December 26th, 1997 (December 26 1997)EventThe Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.
December 26th, 1996 (December 26 1996)EventStart of the largest strike in South Korean history.
December 26th, 1996 (December 26 1996)EventThe United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force.
December 26th, 1996 (December 26 1996)EventSix-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family s home in Boulder, Colorado.
December 26th, 1991 (December 26 1991)EventThe Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the USSR.
December 26th, 1988 (December 26 1988)EventThe Nanjing Anti-African protests in Nanjing, the People s Republic of China begin.
December 26th, 1986 (December 26 1986)EventThe first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after thirty-five years on the air.
December 26th, 1982 (December 26 1982)EventTime Magazine s Man of the Year is for the first time a non-human, the personal computer.
December 26th, 1980 (December 26 1980)EventAeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
December 26th, 1979 (December 26 1979)EventSoviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.
December 26th, 1979 (December 26 1979)EventOpening night of the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea at the Hammersmith Odeon; a benefit concert for the citizens of Cambodia who were victims of dictator Pol Pot.
December 26th, 1976 (December 26 1976)EventThe Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
December 26th, 1975 (December 26 1975)EventThe Tupolev Tu-144 goes into service in Soviet Union.
December 26th, 1974 (December 26 1974)EventSalyut 4 is launched.
December 26th, 1973 (December 26 1973)EventComet Kohoutek reaches perihelion but is not as spectacular a display as expected.
December 26th, 1973 (December 26 1973)EventSoyuz 13 lands on earth after a week in orbit.
December 26th, 1966 (December 26 1966)EventThe first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
December 26th, 1948 (December 26 1948)EventCardinal Mindszenty is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.
December 26th, 1945 (December 26 1945)EventCFP franc and CFA franc are created.
December 26th, 1944 (December 26 1944)EventWorld War II: U.S. troops repulse German forces at Bastogne.
December 26th, 1943 (December 26 1943)EventWorld War II: The German warship Scharnhorst sinks off the coast of North Cape in Norway after being attacked by the Royal Navy late the previous evening.
December 26th, 1933 (December 26 1933)EventThe Nissan Motor Company is organized in Tokyo, Japan.
December 26th, 1933 (December 26 1933)EventFM radio is patented.
December 26th, 1925 (December 26 1925)EventThe Communist Party of India is founded.
December 26th, 1925 (December 26 1925)EventTurkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
December 26th, 1919 (December 26 1919)EventBabe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.Babe Ruth Quotes
December 26th, 1916 (December 26 1916)EventJoseph Joffre is made Marshal of France.
December 26th, 1898 (December 26 1898)EventMarie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.Marie Curie Quotes
December 26th, 1883 (December 26 1883)EventThe Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
December 26th, 1871 (December 26 1871)EventGilbert 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.
December 26th, 1870 (December 26 1870)EventThe 12.8-km long Frejus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
December 26th, 1862 (December 26 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins.
December 26th, 1862 (December 26 1862)EventFour nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
December 26th, 1862 (December 26 1862)EventThe largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, killing 39.
December 26th, 1861 (December 26 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James M. Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and Britain.
December 26th, 1860 (December 26 1860)EventThe first ever inter-club football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England.
December 26th, 1848 (December 26 1848)EventThe Phi Delta Theta fraternity is founded at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
December 26th, 1825 (December 26 1825)EventSeveral Imperial Russia army officers lead circa 3000 soldiers on the Senate Square in the failed Decembrist uprising.
December 26th, 1811 (December 26 1811)EventA 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.Will Smith Quotes
December 26th, 1806 (December 26 1806)EventBattles of Pultusk and Golymin: Russian forces hold French forces under Napoleon.
December 26th, 1805 (December 26 1805)EventAustria and France sign the Treaty of Pressburg.
December 26th, 1793 (December 26 1793)EventBattle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.
December 26th, 1793 (December 26 1793)EventThe wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.
December 26th, 1792 (December 26 1792)EventThe final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris.
December 26th, 1790 (December 26 1790)EventLouis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.
December 26th, 1776 (December 26 1776)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: The British are defeated in the Battle of Trenton.
December 26th, 1620 (December 26 1620)EventElizabeth Bathory s crimes are uncovered.Elizabeth Bath Quotes
December 26th, 1620 (December 26 1620)EventPilgrim Fathers land at what becomes New Plymouth in Massachusetts.
December 26th, 1481 (December 26 1481)EventBattle of WestbrookHolland defeats troops of Utrecht.

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