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Historical Events In December - 26

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1940  On this day in history 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148  

1941  On December - 26 winston Churchill becomes first British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that the Axis would "stop at nothing"  

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

1942  On this day in history bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24  

1943  On December - 26 british sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst  

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  Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans on this day in history.  

1945  CFP franc and CFA franc are created on December - 26.  

1946  Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens on this day in history.  

1946  "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances on December - 26.  

1947  On December - 26 british transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia  

1947  On this day in history 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  

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

1948  On this day in history hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested  

1950  Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs) on December - 26.  

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

1952  Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59 on December - 26.  

1956  On December - 26 holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74  

1957  Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53 on December - 26.  

1958  Harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday on this day in history.  

1960  On December - 26 eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54  

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

1963  On December - 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies  

1964  On December - 26 beatles' "I Feel Fine," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks  

1964  Moors Murderers claim last victim on this day in history.  

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

1965  Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline on December - 26.  

1965  On this day in history anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63  

1966  Ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88 on December - 26.  

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  On this day in history louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1194  On December - 26 birth of frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily  

1532  Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576) was born on this day in history.  

1536  On this day in history birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

1542  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)  

1618  Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess was born on this day in history.  

1633  Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised was born on this day in history.  

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

1660  Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised was born on December - 26.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on this day in history.  

1350  On this day in history death of jean de Marigny, French bishop  

1458  Death of Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393) on this day in history.  

1476  Death of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered on December - 26.  

1530  On December - 26 zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

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

1624  On this day in history simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54  

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