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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)

  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: The British are defeated in the Battle of Trenton.
  • 1792
    The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris, France.
  • 1805
    Austria and France sign the Treaty of Pressburg.
  • 1870
    The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
  • 1900
    A relief crew arrives the the lighthouse on the Flannan Isles of Scotland, only to find the previous crew has disappeared without a trace.
  • 1933
    FM radio is patented.
  • 1966
    The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.

Who were born on December 26?

  • 1837
    Morgan Bulkeley, American politician, 54th Governor of Connecticut and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)
  • 1867
    Phan Boi Chau, Vietnamese nationalist (d. 1940)
  • 1924
    Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas
  • 1939
    Phil Spector, American music producer
  • 1951
    Richard Skinner, British radio presenter
  • 1953
    Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia
  • 1960
    Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
  • 1966
    Sandra Taylor, American model and actress
  • 1974
    Josie Ho, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1979
    Craig Wing, Australian Rugby League Player

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