Historical Events In December - 26
Monday, 19 April 2021
1999 On December - 26 r&B artist Curtis Mayfield dies in an Atlanta hospital at age 57. Mayfield, famous for the Superfly soundtrack, had been paralyzed since 1990 during an onstage accident.
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Indian Ocean killing 227,898 people on December - 26.
2004 On December - 26 indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Somalia killing 227,898 people
2005 Indonesians mark the first moments of the tsunami wave that came ashore exactly a year earlier, with thousands of people commemorating victims and relatives in many ceremonies on December - 26.
2006 An oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos killing at least 200 people on this day in history.
2006 The Hengchun earthquake in Taiwan kills two people, damaged about 15 historical buildings and several undersea cable, disrupting Internet and IDD telecommunication services in Asia on December - 26.
2012 China opens the world’s longest high speed rail route from Beijing to Guangzhou on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history after weeks of losses the Dow Jones Industrial Average posts its largest ever one-day point gain: 1,086 points.
2019 On December - 26 an annular solar eclipse was visible from South Asia. This was a part of Saros 132.