Today in History, English
Today in History, English

145306December 26Event1790 – Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.
145307December 26Event1793 – Second Battle of Wissembourg: France defeat Austria.
145308December 26Event1793 – The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.
145309December 26Event1799 – 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."
145310December 26Event1805 – Austria and France sign the Treaty of Pressburg.
145311December 26Event1806 – Battles of Pultusk and Golymin: Russian forces hold French forces under Napoleon.
145312December 26Event1811 – 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.
145313December 26Event1825 – Advocates of liberalism in Russia rise up against Czar Nicholas I and are put down in the Decembrist revolt in Saint Petersburg.
145314December 26Event1846 – Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
145315December 26Event1860 – 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.
145316December 26Event1861 – 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.
145317December 26Event1862 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou begins.
145318December 26Event1862 – Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
145319December 26Event1862 – The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, 38 Native Americans died.
145320December 26Event1870 – The 12.8-km long Fréjus Rail Tunnel through the Alps is completed.
145291December 25Death2014 – Alberta Adams, American singer (b. 1917)
145292December 25Death2014 – N. L. Balakrishnan, Indian actor and photographer (b. 1943)
145293December 25Death2014 – Ricardo Porro, Cuban-French architect (b. 1925)
145294December 25Death2014 – David Ryall, English actor (b. 1935)
145295December 25Death2014 – Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and activist (b. 1934)
145296December 25Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Anastasia of Sirmium (Catholic Church)December 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
145297December 25Holiday and observanceChristmas Day, Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus. (International)
145298December 25Holiday and observanceConstitution Day (Taiwan)
145299December 25Holiday and observanceMalkh-Festival (Nakh peoples of Chechnya and Ingushetia)
145300December 25Holiday and observanceQuaid-e-Azam's Day (Pakistan)
145301December 25Holiday and observanceTakanakuy (Chumbivilcas Province, Peru)
145302December 25Holiday and observanceGood Governance Day (India)
145303December 26Event1135 – Coronation of King Stephen of England.
145304December 26Event1481 – Battle of Westbroek: Holland defeats troops of Utrecht.
145305December 26Event1776 – American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army attacks and successfully defeats a garrison of Hessian mercenaries.

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