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Historical Events In December - 26

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1971  Air Canada jet on flight from Thunder Bay to Toronto hijacked to Cuba on December - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1973  On December - 26 soyuz 13 returns to Earth  

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  Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64  

1977  On December - 26 howard Hawks, director (Rio Lobo, Hatari!), dies at 81  

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

1985  On this day in history ford introduced the Taurus line of auto's,, the product of years of engineering  

1985  Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53 on this day in history.  

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

1986  TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run on December - 26.  

1986  Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84 on December - 26.  

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 this day in history 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 December - 26.  

1991  On December - 26 toronto Ontario Northwest Airlines buys 20 Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft from de Haviland for $190 million; division of Boeing Canada.  

1991  On this day in history dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70  

1992  On this day in history bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74  

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  On this day in history asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Neth welfare worker, dies at 74  

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 this day in history.  

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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 December - 26.  

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 December - 26 birth of charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised  

1646  Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1660  On December - 26 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  Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on this day in history.  

1350  Death of Jean de Marigny, French bishop on December - 26.  

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  Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, founder Mogols-dynasty, dies at 47 on December - 26.  

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

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

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