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Saturday December 26, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The British are defeated in the Battle of Trenton.
  • 1861
    American 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.
  • 1862
    Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
  • 1943
    World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway’s North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
  • 1948
    Cardinal József Mindszenty is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.
  • 1966
    The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • 1975
    The Tupolev Tu-144 SST goes into service in Soviet Union.
  • 1980
    Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
  • 1994
    Four 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.
  • 1997
    The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.

Who were born on December 26?

  • 1687
    Johann Georg Pisendel, German musician (d. 1755)
  • 1933
    Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer
  • 1938
    Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
  • 1961
    John Lynch, Irish actor
  • 1964
    Elizabeth Kostova, American author
  • 1971
    Jared Leto, American actor and singer (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1972
    Shane Meadows, British filmmaker
  • 1973
    Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
  • 1980
    Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
  • 1986
    Hugo Lloris, French goalkeeper

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