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Wednesday December 26, 2018

December 26: Day of the Week

December 26, 2018 is the 360th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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

December 2018
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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)

  • 1135
    Coronation of King Stephen of England.
  • 1793
    Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
  • 1825
    Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Tsar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist Revolt in St. Petersburg.
  • 1846
    Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
  • 1862
    Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
  • 1871
    Gilbert 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.
  • 1919
    Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.
  • 1925
    Turkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
  • 1980
    Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
  • 1998
    Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.

Who were born on December 26?

  • 1820
    Dion Boucicault, Irish actor and playwright (d. 1890)
  • 1859
    William Stephens, American politician and 24th Governor of California (d. 1944)
  • 1883
    Maurice Utrillo, French artist (d. 1955)
  • 1904
    Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (d. 1980)
  • 1929
    Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
  • 1935
    Norm Ullman, Canadian hockey player
  • 1945
    John Walsh, American talk show host
  • 1960
    Tina Wesson, Winner of Survivor: The Australian Outback
  • 1971
    Mika Nurmela, Finnish footballer
  • 1980
    Todd Dunivant, American soccer player

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