December 26: Day of the Week
December 26, 2022 is the 360th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1790Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.
- 1793The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.
- 1825Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Tsar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist Revolt in St. Petersburg.
- 1860The first ever inter-club football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England.
- 1871Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.
- 1986The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after 35 years on the air.
- 1991The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union.
- 1994Four 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.
- 1997The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.
- 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?
- 1918George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
- 1924Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas
- 1927Denis Quilley, British actor (d. 2003)
- 1945John Walsh, American talk show host
- 1946Alan Frumin, Parliamentarian of the United States Senate
- 1947James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
- 1948Candy Crowley, American journalist
- 1956David Sedaris, American essayist
- 1984Leonardo Ghiraldini, Italian rugby player
- 1994Souleymane Coulibaly, Ivorian footballer
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