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)
- 1481Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
- 1846Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
- 1883The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
- 1925Turkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1933FM radio is patented.
- 1944World War II: Patton’s Third Army breaks the encirclement of surrounded U.S. forces at Bastogne, Belgium.
- 1945CFP franc and CFA franc are created.
- 1975The Tupolev Tu-144 SST goes into service in Soviet Union.
- 1976The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
- 1999The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
Who were born on December 26?
- 1723Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)
- 1780Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)
- 1863Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957)
- 1883Maurice Utrillo, French artist (d. 1955)
- 1904Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (d. 1980)
- 1921Steve Allen, American comedian (d. 2000)
- 1953Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic
- 1964Elizabeth Kostova, American author
- 1972Shane Meadows, British filmmaker
- 1987Adam Walker, British flautist
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