December 26: Day of the Week
December 26, 2020 is the 361st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1613Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, marries Frances Howard.
- 1793Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
- 1846Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
- 1900A relief crew arrives the the lighthouse on the Flannan Isles of Scotland, only to find the previous crew has disappeared without a trace.
- 1925Turkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1943World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway’s North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
- 1945CFP franc and CFA franc are created.
- 1976The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
- 1986The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after 35 years on the air.
- 2004Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.
Who were born on December 26?
- 1771Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)
- 1911Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
- 1921Steve Allen, American comedian (d. 2000)
- 1953Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk)
- 1957Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
- 1960Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
- 1973Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
- 1974Josie Ho, Hong Kong singer and actor
- 1979Chris Daughtry, American singer
- 1981Pablo Canavosio, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
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