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.
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)
- 1135Coronation of King Stephen of England.
- 1793Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
- 1825Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Tsar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist Revolt in St. Petersburg.
- 1846Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
- 1862Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
- 1871Gilbert 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.
- 1919Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.
- 1925Turkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1980Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
- 1998Iraq 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?
- 1820Dion Boucicault, Irish actor and playwright (d. 1890)
- 1859William Stephens, American politician and 24th Governor of California (d. 1944)
- 1883Maurice Utrillo, French artist (d. 1955)
- 1904Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (d. 1980)
- 1929Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
- 1935Norm Ullman, Canadian hockey player
- 1945John Walsh, American talk show host
- 1960Tina Wesson, Winner of Survivor: The Australian Outback
- 1971Mika Nurmela, Finnish footballer
- 1980Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
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