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Historical Events In December - 26

Thursday, 28 January 2021

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

1971  On December - 26 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  Harry Truman, 33rd US Pres (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88 on this day in history.  

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

1973  Soyuz 13 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

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

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 December - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  On December - 26 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  John Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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

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

1990  Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship on December - 26.  

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

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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  Frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily was born on December - 26.  

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

1536  On December - 26 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  On this day in history birth of elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess  

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 this day in history.  

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

0268  Death of Pope Dionysius on December - 26.  

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

1458  On this day in history death of arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)  

1476  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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