December 26: Day of the Week
December 26, 2021 is the 360th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1793Second Battle of Wissembourg: French defeat Austrians.
- 1862Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
- 1900A relief crew arrives the the lighthouse on the Flannan Isles of Scotland, only to find the previous crew has disappeared without a trace.
- 1925Turkey adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1966The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
- 1976The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
- 1999The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
- 2003A magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-é Bam.
- 2004A 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.
Who were born on December 26?
- 1737Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (d. 1815)
- 1867Phan Boi Chau, Vietnamese nationalist (d. 1940)
- 1890Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
- 1903Elisha Cook Jr., American actor (d. 1995)
- 1938Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (d. 1989)
- 1942Gray Davis, American politician and 37th Governor of California
- 1961Andrew Lock, Australian mountaineer
- 1964Elizabeth Kostova, American author
- 1968Dennis Knight, American professional wrestler
- 1973Gianluca Faliva, Italian rugby player
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