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December 26 Historical Events

The following events took place on December 26. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 46 events. Showing 1 - 20.

  • 1135
    Coronation of King Stephen of England.
  • 1481
    Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army attacks and successfully defeats a garrison of Hessian mercenaries.
  • 1790
    Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.
  • 1793
    Second Battle of Wissembourg: France defeat Austria.
  • 1793
    The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.
  • 1799
    Four thousand people attend George Washington’s funeral where Henry Lee III declares him as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
  • 1805
    Austria and France sign the Treaty of Pressburg.
  • 1806
    Battles of Pultusk and Golymin: Russian forces hold French forces under Napoleon.
  • 1811
    A theater fire in Richmond, Virginia kills the Governor of Virginia George William Smith and the president of the First National Bank of Virginia Abraham B. Venable.
  • 1825
    Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Czar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist revolt in Saint Petersburg.
  • 1846
    Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
  • 1860
    The first ever inter-club association football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Trent Affair: Confederate diplomatic envoys James M. Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and United Kingdom.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins.
  • 1862
    Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
  • 1862
    The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, 38 Native Americans died.
  • 1870
    The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
  • 1871
    Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.
  • 1883
    The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.

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