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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1776American Revolutionary War: The British are defeated in the Battle of Trenton.
- 1792The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris, France.
- 1793The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.
- 1846Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
- 1862Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
- 1883The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
- 1925Turkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1975The Tupolev Tu-144 SST goes into service in 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.
Who were born on December 26?
- 1194Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1250)
- 1890Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
- 1894Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
- 1902Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)
- 1929Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
- 1977Sofia Bekatorou, Greek sailing champion
- 1980Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
- 1982Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian skier
- 1982Kenneth Darby, American football player
- 1994Souleymane Coulibaly, Ivorian footballer
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