On This Day: December 26th

This is 361st day of the year and 5 days remain in the year.

in history
Christopher Columbus established the first Spanish settlement in the New World.
George Washington defeated the Hessians at Trenton.
James H. Nason received a patent for a coffee percolator.
The first Kwanzaa is celebrated.
The 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, died in Kansas City, Mo.
Zoologist Dian Fossey was found murdered in Rwanda.
JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her Boulder, Colo., home.
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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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.