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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1776American Revolutionary War: The British are defeated in the Battle of Trenton.
- 1861American Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James M. Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and United Kingdom.
- 1862Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
- 1943World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway’s North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
- 1948Cardinal József Mindszenty is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.
- 1966The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
- 1975The Tupolev Tu-144 SST goes into service in Soviet Union.
- 1980Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
- 1994Four Armed Islamic Group hijackers seize control of Air France Flight 8969. When the plane lands at Marseille, a French Gendarmerie assault team boards the aircraft and kills the perpetrators.
- 1997The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.
Who were born on December 26?
- 1687Johann Georg Pisendel, German musician (d. 1755)
- 1933Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer
- 1938Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
- 1961John Lynch, Irish actor
- 1964Elizabeth Kostova, American author
- 1971Jared Leto, American actor and singer (30 Seconds to Mars)
- 1972Shane Meadows, British filmmaker
- 1973Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
- 1980Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
- 1986Hugo Lloris, French goalkeeper
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