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.
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)
- 1613Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, marries Frances Howard.
- 1792The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris, France.
- 1793Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
- 1870The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
- 1883The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
- 1898Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
- 1933FM radio is patented.
- 1943World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway’s North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
- 1972Vietnam War: As part of Operation Linebacker II, 120 American B-52 Stratofortress bombers attacked Hanoi, including 78 launched from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the largest single combat launch in Strategic Air Command history.
- 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?
- 1737Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (d. 1815)
- 1771Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)
- 1924Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas
- 1927Stu Miller, American baseball player
- 1947Carlton Fisk, American baseball player
- 1955Evan Bayh, American politician, 46th Governor of Indiana, and United States Senator from Indiana
- 1970Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
- 1973Gianluca Faliva, Italian rugby player
- 1976Simon Goodwin, Australian rules footballer
- 2000Samuel Sevian, American chess player
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