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December 26 is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are five days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

Up to 1900

1901 – 1950

1951 – 2000

  • 1963 - The Beatles release the singles I Want to Hold Your Hand and I Saw Her Standing There in the United States, starting the so-called Beatlemania internationally.
  • 1966 – The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • 1973 – Comet Kohoutek reaches perihelion but is not such a display as expected.
  • 1973 - The horror movie The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, is released in US cinemas.
  • 1973 – Soyuz 13 lands.
  • 1974 – Salyut 4 launched.
  • 1975Tupolev Tu-144 goes into service in the Soviet Union.
  • 1976 – Foundation of the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist).
  • 1978 - The first Paris to Dakar Rally starts in Paris.
  • 1979Soviet Special forces troops take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 1980Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
  • 1982TIME magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human; the personal computer.
  • 1984 – Princess Astrid of Belgium marries Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este.
  • 1986 – The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after thirty-five years on the air.
  • 1988 – Start of the Nanjing Anti-African protests.
  • 1991 – Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the USSR.
  • 1996 – United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force.
  • 1997 - The Soufriere Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat explodes.
  • 1998Iraq announced its intention to fire upon US and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern "no-fly zones".
  • 1998 – Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland. Widespread disruption, widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.
  • 1999 – On the 26-28th, France and countries to the east, including Germany, are hit by severe storms and rain. Over 100 people were killed, and the storm caused extensive damage to property and trees and the French national power grid.

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Births

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