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Saturday December 26, 2020

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.

December 2020

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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)

  • 1613
    Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, marries Frances Howard.
  • 1793
    Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
  • 1846
    Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
  • 1900
    A relief crew arrives the the lighthouse on the Flannan Isles of Scotland, only to find the previous crew has disappeared without a trace.
  • 1925
    Turkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
  • 1943
    World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway’s North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
  • 1945
    CFP franc and CFA franc are created.
  • 1976
    The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
  • 1986
    The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after 35 years on the air.
  • 2004
    Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.

Who were born on December 26?

  • 1771
    Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)
  • 1911
    Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
  • 1921
    Steve Allen, American comedian (d. 2000)
  • 1953
    Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1957
    Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
  • 1960
    Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
  • 1973
    Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
  • 1974
    Josie Ho, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1979
    Chris Daughtry, American singer
  • 1981
    Pablo Canavosio, Argentine-born Italian rugby player

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