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Historical Events In December - 26

Friday, 21 January 2022

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

1971  On December - 26 robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57  

1972  On this day in history harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the U.S., dies in Kansas City, Missouri.  

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

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

1973  On December - 26 soyuz 13 returns to Earth  

1973  On December - 26 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  Russia begins the world's first supersonic air transport service with its Tupolev-144 run from Moscow to Alma-Ata on December - 26.  

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

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  India's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail on December - 26.  

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

1985  On December - 26 dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53  

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  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 December - 26 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 December - 26 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 December - 26 jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction (the gun used to kill Harvey Oswald)  

1991  On this day in history militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India  

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  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 this day in history.  

1993  Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80 on December - 26.  

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  On December - 26 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  On this day in history 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  Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576) was born on December - 26.  

1536  Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

Famous Deaths In December - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0267  Dionysius, bishop of Rome/saint, dies on December - 26.  

0268  On December - 26 death of pope Dionysius  

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

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

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