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Thursday December 26, 2019

December 26: Day of the Week

December 26, 2019 is the 360th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1481
    Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, 38 Native Americans die.
  • 1941
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
  • 1986
    The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after 35 years on the air.
  • 1991
    The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union.
  • 1996
    Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado.
  • 1999
    The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
  • 2004
    Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.

Who were born on December 26?

  • 1894
    Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1905
    William Loeb III, American newspaper publisher, (d. 1981)
  • 1914
    Richard Widmark, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1935
    Norm Ullman, Canadian hockey player
  • 1944
    Jane Lapotaire, British actress
  • 1945
    John Walsh, American talk show host
  • 1959
    Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
  • 1973
    Gianluca Faliva, Italian rugby player
  • 1974
    Joshua John Miller, American actor
  • 2000
    Samuel Sevian, American chess player

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