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Historical Events In December - 26

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1971  Air Canada jet on flight from Thunder Bay to Toronto hijacked to Cuba on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57  

1972  On December - 26 harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S., dies in Kansas City, Missouri.  

1972  On December - 26 harry Truman, 33rd US Pres (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88  

1973  On December - 26 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours  

1973  Soyuz 13 returns to Earth on December - 26.  

1973  On this day in history harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74  

1974  Television and radio comedian Jack Benny dies in Los Angeles at age 80 on December - 26.  

1974  On this day in history jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80  

1975  On December - 26 russia begins the world's first supersonic air transport service with its Tupolev-144 run from Moscow to Alma-Ata.  

1976  In St. John's Newfoundland a nursing home fire kills 21 elderly residents on December - 26.  

1976  On December - 26 philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64  

1977  Howard Hawks, director (Rio Lobo, Hatari!), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1978  On December - 26 india's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail  

1985  Ford introduced the Taurus line of auto's,, the product of years of engineering on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53  

1986  M Montreal Canadien Doug Jarvis, age 31, sets a National Hockey League record as he skates in his 916th consecutive game on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history tV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run  

1986  On this day in history elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84  

1988  On this day in history john Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90  

1989  A provisional government takes control of Romania, following the secret trial and execution of President Nicolae Ceausescu on this day in history.  

1989  On December - 26 lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86  

1990  On this day in history garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship  

1990  On this day in history nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33  

1991  On this day in history jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction (the gun used to kill Harvey Oswald)  

1991  Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history toronto Ontario Northwest Airlines buys 20 Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft from de Haviland for $190 million; division of Boeing Canada.  

1991  On December - 26 dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70  

1992  Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1993  Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1994  On December - 26 french commandos storm a hijacked Air France jet on the ground in Marseille, freeing 170 hostages and killing the Algerian hijackers.  

1994  Asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Neth welfare worker, dies at 74 on December - 26.  

1996  Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's Boulder, Colorado, home. The killing remains unsolved on this day in history.  

1997  John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81 on December - 26.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 December - 26.  

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

1646  On December - 26 birth of robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)  

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 December - 26 dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  On this day in history death of pope Dionysius  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1574  Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50 on December - 26.  

1624  Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54 on December - 26.  

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