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Historical Events In December - 26

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1940  1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148 on December - 26.  

1941  Winston Churchill becomes first British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing" on this day in history.  

1941  Winston Churchill becomes 1st British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing" on this day in history.  

1942  The Canadian-escorted convoy ONS-154 loses 14 ships to German U-boats in mid-Atlantic; gets 32 to Britain by Dec. 30 on December - 26.  

1942  Bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24 on this day in history.  

1943  British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst on December - 26.  

1943  On this day in history general A.G.L. 'Andy' McNaughton 1887-1966 retires as commander of First Canadian Army  

1944  On December - 26 battle of Bastogne-US troops repulse the Germans  

1944  On December - 26 battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans  

1945  On December - 26 cFP franc and CFA franc are created.  

1946  On December - 26 flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens  

1946  On this day in history "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances  

1947  On this day in history british transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia  

1947  Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs. That same day, Los Angeles set a record high of 84ø F on December - 26.  

1947  "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances on December - 26.  

1948  Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested on this day in history.  

1950  Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs) on this day in history.  

1950  On December - 26 emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47  

1952  Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74  

1957  On December - 26 artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53  

1958  On December - 26 harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday  

1960  Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies  

1963  "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies on December - 26.  

1964  Beatles' "I Feel Fine," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history moors Murderers claim last victim  

1965  "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway on this day in history.  

1965  Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline on this day in history.  

1965  Anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1966  On December - 26 ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88  

1967  On this day in history the BBC broadcasts "The Magical Mystery Tour"  

1967  On this day in history s F Barnes, cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets), dies  

1969  Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1194  Frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily was born on December - 26.  

1532  On December - 26 birth of guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)  

1536  Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584) was born on December - 26.  

1542  Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616) was born on this day in history.  

1618  On this day in history birth of elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess  

1633  Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised was born on December - 26.  

1646  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on December - 26.  

1660  On this day in history birth of peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised  

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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  On this day in history dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

1350  Death of Jean de Marigny, French bishop on this day in history.  

1458  Death of Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393) on December - 26.  

1476  On December - 26 death of galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered  

1530  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1574  On December - 26 charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50  

1624  On December - 26 simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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