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December 26th is the 360th day of the year (361st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of the year.
December 26th is celebrated in the UK and many other countries as "Boxing Day".
On this page, we have placed information about December 26th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 26th
1682 John Rackham "Calico Jack (pirate)
1791 Charles Babbage (inventor - mechanical calculators and computers)
1891 Henry Miller (author)
1893 Mao Tse-tung (Chinese premier)
1914 Richard Widmark (actor)
1940 Phil Spector (music producer)
1945 John Walsh (TV personality - America's Most Wanted)
December 26th in History
1906 The world's first feature film, "The Story of the Kelly Gang", is released.
1926 Emperor Taisho of Japan dies. His son, Emperor Hirohito, succeeds him.
1966 Kwanzaa (secular holiday honoring African-American heritage) is created by Ron "Maulana" Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University.
1991 The Supreme Soviet meets and agrees to dissolve the USSR.
2004 An earthquake in Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, measuring 9.3 on the Richter Scale creates tsunami waves that sweep across much of the coastlines of Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. At least 290,000 people are killed.
December 26th is also
Boxing Day (UK, some Commonwealth countries, Ireland)
Feast of Saint Stephen (Catholicism)
1st Day of Christmas
Kwanzaa (26 December to 1 January) - Celebration of Umoja (Unity)
Junkanoo (Nassau in the Bahamas)
People born on December 26th are Capricorn
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