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Historical Events In December - 26

Sunday, 18 April 2021

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

1971  Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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

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

1973  On this day in history 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours  

1973  On this day in history soyuz 13 returns to Earth  

1973  Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history television and radio comedian Jack Benny dies in Los Angeles at age 80.  

1974  On December - 26 jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80  

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

1976  In St. John's Newfoundland a nursing home fire kills 21 elderly residents on this day in history.  

1976  Philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

1978  India's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail on this day in history.  

1985  Ford introduced the Taurus line of auto's,, the product of years of engineering on December - 26.  

1985  Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53 on December - 26.  

1986  On December - 26 m Montreal Canadien Doug Jarvis, age 31, sets a National Hockey League record as he skates in his 916th consecutive game  

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

1986  Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1988  On December - 26 john Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90  

1989  On December - 26 a provisional government takes control of Romania, following the secret trial and execution of President Nicolae Ceausescu.  

1989  Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1990  Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship on this day in history.  

1990  Nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33 on this day in history.  

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 December - 26.  

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  Dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70 on December - 26.  

1992  Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74 on December - 26.  

1993  On December - 26 jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80  

1994  French commandos storm a hijacked Air France jet on the ground in Marseille, freeing 170 hostages and killing the Algerian hijackers on this day in history.  

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 December - 26.  

1997  On December - 26 john Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81  

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

1536  On December - 26 birth of yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)  

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

1618  Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess was born on December - 26.  

1633  On this day in history birth of charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised  

1646  On this day in history 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 this day in history dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies  

0268  On December - 26 death of pope Dionysius  

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

1458  On December - 26 death of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)  

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

1530  On this day in history zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47  

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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