December 26 in History – What happened on 26 December in Past

26 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 26, the day number in a year is 360 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 361. December 26 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 26 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1530The Mughal ruler Babur died in the Dholpur area near Agra.
1606Shakespeare first introduced his popular play King Lear to the court of King James I of England.
1666Sikhism Guru Govind Singh was born.
1736Andrew Michael Ramsay gave a speech in which he linked the legacy and internationalism of Freemasonry to the Crusade.
1748France and Austria signed the treaty about the southern Netherlands.
1773Tea vessels were expelled from Philadelphia.
1776George Washington defeated Hessian at the Battle of Trenton in the American Revolutionary War.
1805Austria and France signed the Pressburg Confederacy.
1805The peace of Pressburg was signed between France and Austria.
1806War of the Fourth Coalition-French troops under Napoleon engaged Russian forces in both the Battles of Pultusk and Glymin.
1806The Battle of Golimein underwent a successful retaliatory battle against the French army under General Golitsin under Russian Army Marshal Murat.
1809A British invasion lent the city of Vallasingen.
1825Imperial Russian Army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in a protest against Nicholas I's assumption of the throne after his elder brother Constantine removed himself from the line of succession.
1854Wood-pulp paper exhibited for the first time.
1871Thespis, the first comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, made its debut at the Gaiety Theatre, London, UK.
1890King Mwanga of Uganda signed a contract with the East Africa Company.
1893The founder and president of the Communist Party, Mao Xe Tung, was born in China.
1898At the French Academy of Sciences, physicists Pierre and Marie Curie announced the discovery of a new element, naming radium.
1900A relief crew arrived at the lighthouse on the Flannan Isles of Scotland and discovered that the previous crew had disappeared without trace.
1904The country's first cross country motorcar rally was inaugurated between Delhi and Mumbai.
1906The world's first feature film, The Story of the Cali Gang, was released.
1919American baseball player Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red Sox to their rivals, the New York Yankees, starting the 84-year-long course of the Bambino.
1933US engineer Howard Armstrong obtained a patent for FM radio.
1968The Communist Party of the Philippines, which is fighting an insurgency, was established by Jose Maria Sison.
1978Former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi was released from prison.
1979The Red Army of the former Soviet Union took control of Afghanistan and began its longest action against an independent country.
1982Time magazine declared the computer to be the "Man of the Year".
1982The Time Magazine Award, Man of the Year was awarded for the first time to non-humans, computers.
1991The Supreme Soviet officially dissolved itself, completing the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
1996Six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado, a murder that generated extensive coverage from the American media.
1996The Federation of Korean Trade Unions called upon its 1.2million members to walk off the job, beginning the largest organised strike in the nation's history,
1996The biggest strike in South Korea's history began.
2004Earthquake, greatest in over 40 years, strikes the Pacific Ocean near Sumatra, triggering a massive Indian Ocean tsunami, killing as many as 266,000 in coastal regions of Asia and Africa.
2004A tsunami caused by a 9.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale caused widespread devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and surrounding areas, killing 2,30,000 people.
2006The Hengchun earthquake struck off the southwest coast of Taiwan, on the anniversaries of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that devastated coastal communities across Southeast and South Asia, and of the 2003 Bam earthquake that destroyed areas of southeastern Iran.
2006Australia's great leg-spinner Shane Warne made history by taking 700 wickets in international Test cricket.
2010Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, will have a street named after him in Cape Town.
2011Brazil overtakes the United Kingdom as the world's sixth largest economy.
2011Drew Brees, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, sets a new National Football League record for yards passing in a season.
2012A law banning Americans from adopting Russian children is approved by Russia's parliament; the action is a response to the U.S. Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act.
2012Severe weather hits the U.S. on Christmas Day; more than 30 tornadoes are reported in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
2012The world's longest High Speed ​​Railroad, built from China's capital Beijing to Guangzhou City, was opened.
2013Shinzo Abe the Prime Minister of Japan visits the Yasukuni Shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo; the shrine commemorates those who died while in the service of the Empire of Japan during the Meiji Restoration, which stored imperial rule to Japan in 1868.
2013A winter storm earlier in the week leaves thousands without power in Southern Ontario, Maine, Michigan, and Vermont; below-freezing temperatures send money to shelter for warmth.
2014Ukraine exchanges 222 rebel prisoners for 150 Ukrainian soldiers held by separatist forces; for security reasons, the nation also blockades Crimea, the region annexed by Russia, by stopping bus and train service to and from the area.
2014Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, a key member of the military arm of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabab, surrenders to police; the group seeks to take over the U.N.-supported Somali government.



Famous Birthdays of December 26:

YearName / Profession / Country
1978Karel Rüütli / Politician / Estonia
1954Peter Hillary / Mountaineer / New Zealand
1946Alan Frumin / Politician / United States of America
1984Ahmed Barusso / Footballer / Ghana
1910Imperio Argentina / Actress / Spain
1890Percy Hodge / Runner / United Kingdom
1949José Ramos-Horta / Politician / East Timor
1961Andrew Lock / Mountaineer / Australia
1908Ralph Hill / Runner / United States of America
1915Rolf Botvid / Actor / Sweden
1837Morgan Bulkeley / Politician / United States of America
1972Robert Muchamore / Author / United Kingdom
1975Chris Calaguio / Basketball Player / Philippines
1974Joshua John Miller / Actor / United States of America
1977Adrienn Hegedűs / Tennis Player / Hungary
1930Jean Ferrat / Poet / France
1975Marcelo Ríos / Tennis Player / Chile
1938Bahram Beyzai / Director / Iran
1945John Walsh / Producer / United States of America
1948Candy Crowley / Journalist / United States of America
1912Arsenio Lacson / Politician / Philippines
1938Alamgir Kabir / Director / Bangladesh
1977Fatih Akyel / Footballer / Turkey
1716Thomas Gray / Poet / United Kingdom
1964Elizabeth Kostova / Author / United States of America
1986Hugo Lloris / Footballer / France
1751Lord George Gordon / Politician / United Kingdom
1942Gray Davis / Lawyer / United States of America
1927Denis Gifford / Journalist / United Kingdom
1791Charles Babbage / Engineer / United Kingdom

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