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Saturday December 26, 2020

December 26: Day of the Week

December 26, 2020 is the 361st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1793
    Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
  • 1825
    Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Tsar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist Revolt in St. Petersburg.
  • 1870
    The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
  • 1898
    Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
  • 1941
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
  • 1945
    CFP franc and CFA franc are created.
  • 1994
    Four Armed Islamic Group hijackers seize control of Air France Flight 8969. When the plane lands at Marseille, a French Gendarmerie assault team boards the aircraft and kills the perpetrators.
  • 1996
    Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado.
  • 2003
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-é Bam.
  • 2005
    A gang-related shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto kills one and injures six.

Who were born on December 26?

  • 1716
    Thomas Gray, English writer (d. 1771)
  • 1904
    Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (d. 1980)
  • 1914
    Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)
  • 1926
    Gina Pellón, Cuban painter
  • 1939
    Fred Schepisi, Australian film director
  • 1951
    John Scofield, American jazz guitarist
  • 1971
    Mika Nurmela, Finnish footballer
  • 1977
    Sofia Bekatorou, Greek sailing champion
  • 1980
    Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
  • 1989
    Jennica Garcia, Filipina actress

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