December 26: Day of the Week
December 26, 2021 is the 360th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1860The first ever inter-club football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England.
- 1870The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
- 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.
- 1898Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
- 1900A relief crew arrives the the lighthouse on the Flannan Isles of Scotland, only to find the previous crew has disappeared without a trace.
- 1943World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway’s North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
- 1982Time’s Man of the Year is for the first time a non-human, the personal computer.
- 2005A gang-related shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto kills one and injures six.
- 2006A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan, killing two people and causing severe communication disruptions in southeast Asia.
Who were born on December 26?
- 1780Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)
- 1906Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer (d. 2003)
- 1914Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)
- 1938Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
- 1954Steve Steen, English actor
- 1954Tony Rosato, Italian-Canadian actor
- 1958Adrian Newey, British engineer
- 1960Jim Toomey, American syndicated cartoonist
- 1980Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
- 1985Yuu Shirota, Japanese Idol
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