December 26th

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The December 26 is the 360th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 361st in leap years ), thus remain fifth day until the end of the year. In many countries, December 26th applies. as the second Christmas holiday , in Austria - St. Stephen's Day .

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

1805: France's Foreign Minister Talleyrand , signatory of the Bratislava Peace
1825: Decembrist uprising
1943: Battleship Scharnhorst
2004: The result of the 2nd runoff election to Oblast


1945: CFA franc zone (later divided)

science and technology


Milan Scala

December 26th is also a day of world premieres at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice , see there for details . In 1837, after a fire in the previous year and the completion of the renovation work, the theater reopened with the world premiere of the opera Rosmunda di Ravenna by Giuseppe Lillo by Archduke Rainer .


795: Leo III.


1999: In the Black Forest to Lothar
  • 1999: Hurricane Lothar devastated parts of northern and western Europe at over 200 km / h and cost over 100 lives.
  • 2003: In a severe earthquake measuring 6.6 to 6.8 on the Richter scale in the southeastern province of Kerman in Iran, the city of Bam is largely destroyed. 30,000 to 60,000 people are killed in the process.
2004: Tsunami in Thailand

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

Frederick II (* 1194)

18th century

19th century



Henry Miller (* 1891)

20th century



Uli Stein (* 1946)


Toomas Hendrik Ilves (* 1953)
Peter Stefan Herbst (* 1965)


Beth Behrs (* 1985)


Before the 17th century

17th and 18th centuries

19th century

Heinrich Schliemann († 1890)

20th century



Harry S. Truman († 1972)
Karl Schiller († 1994)

21st century

Holidays and memorial days

The list of commemorative and action days contains further entries .

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