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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1792
    The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris, France.
  • 1793
    Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
  • 1799
    Four thousand people attend George Washington’s funeral where Henry Lee declares him as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins.
  • 1898
    Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
  • 1943
    World War II: German warship Scharnhorst is sunk off of Norway’s North Cape after a battle against major Royal Navy forces.
  • 1982
    Time’s Man of the Year is for the first time a non-human, the personal computer.
  • 1991
    The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union.
  • 2004
    A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people including over 1700 on a moving train.
  • 2004
    Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.

Who were born on December 26?

  • 1194
    Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1250)
  • 1536
    Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)
  • 1863
    Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957)
  • 1904
    Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (d. 1980)
  • 1918
    George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
  • 1927
    Stu Miller, American baseball player
  • 1947
    James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • 1954
    Peter Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer
  • 1961
    Andrew Lock, Australian mountaineer
  • 1975
    Marcelo Ríos, Chilean tennis player

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