On This Day: December 26th

This is 360th day of the year and 5 days remain in the year.

in history
1492
Christopher Columbus established the first Spanish settlement in the New World.
1776
George Washington defeated the Hessians at Trenton.
1865
James H. Nason received a patent for a coffee percolator.
1966
The first Kwanzaa is celebrated.
1972
The 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, died in Kansas City, Mo.
1985
Zoologist Dian Fossey was found murdered in Rwanda.
1996
JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her Boulder, Colo., home.
2004
In the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the largest in 40 years, triggered a tsunami that ultimately killed more than 280,000.
December 26 Birthdays
Mao Zedong1893–1976, Founder of People's Republic of China
Carlton Fiskbaseball player
Steve Allencomedian, actor, author
Jared Letoactor
Charles Babbagemathematician
George Deweyadmiral
Frederick IIHoly Roman emperor
Thomas Graypoet



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