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)
- 1481Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
- 1793Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
- 1846Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
- 1862The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, 38 Native Americans die.
- 1941U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
- 1986The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after 35 years on the air.
- 1991The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union.
- 1996Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado.
- 1999The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
- 2004Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.
Who were born on December 26?
- 1894Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
- 1905William Loeb III, American newspaper publisher, (d. 1981)
- 1914Richard Widmark, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1935Norm Ullman, Canadian hockey player
- 1944Jane Lapotaire, British actress
- 1945John Walsh, American talk show host
- 1959Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
- 1973Gianluca Faliva, Italian rugby player
- 1974Joshua John Miller, American actor
- 2000Samuel Sevian, American chess player
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