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Thursday December 26, 2019

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.

December 2019

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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)

  • 1481
    Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
  • 1846
    Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
  • 1883
    The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
  • 1925
    Turkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
  • 1933
    FM radio is patented.
  • 1944
    World War II: Patton’s Third Army breaks the encirclement of surrounded U.S. forces at Bastogne, Belgium.
  • 1945
    CFP franc and CFA franc are created.
  • 1975
    The Tupolev Tu-144 SST goes into service in Soviet Union.
  • 1976
    The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
  • 1999
    The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.

Who were born on December 26?

  • 1723
    Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)
  • 1780
    Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)
  • 1863
    Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957)
  • 1883
    Maurice Utrillo, French artist (d. 1955)
  • 1904
    Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (d. 1980)
  • 1921
    Steve Allen, American comedian (d. 2000)
  • 1953
    Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic
  • 1964
    Elizabeth Kostova, American author
  • 1972
    Shane Meadows, British filmmaker
  • 1987
    Adam Walker, British flautist

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