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)
- 1135Coronation of King Stephen of England.
- 1613Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, marries Frances Howard.
- 1792The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris, France.
- 1811A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.
- 1862American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins.
- 1883The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
- 1982Time’s Man of the Year is for the first time a non-human, the personal computer.
- 2003A magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-é Bam.
- 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?
- 1194Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1250)
- 1894Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
- 1914Richard Widmark, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1924Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas
- 1958Adrian Newey, British engineer
- 1960Jim Toomey, American syndicated cartoonist
- 1966Tim Legler, American basketball player
- 1970Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
- 1975Marcelo Ríos, Chilean tennis player
- 1979Fabián Carini, Uruguayan footballer
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