About December 26

December 26, 2022 is the 360th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 5 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Capricorn is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 27 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 26

  • 1613
    Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, marries Frances Howard.
  • 1792
    The final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris, France.
  • 1793
    The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.
  • 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.”
  • 1806
    Battles of Pultusk and Golymin: Russian forces hold French forces under Napoleon.
  • 1825
    Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Tsar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist Revolt in St. Petersburg.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James M. Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1862
    The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, 38 Native Americans die.
  • 1871
    Gilbert 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.
  • 1883
    The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
  • 1898
    Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
  • 1919
    Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.
  • 1941
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
  • 1948
    Cardinal József Mindszenty is arrested in Hungary and accused of treason and conspiracy.
  • 1975
    The Tupolev Tu-144 SST goes into service in Soviet Union.
  • 1986
    The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after 35 years on the air.
  • 1996
    Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado.
  • 1999
    The storm Lothar sweeps across Central Europe, killing 137 and causing US$1.3 billion in damage.
  • 2003
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-é Bam.
  • 2004
    Orange Revolution: The final run-off election in Ukraine is held under heavy international scrutiny.

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