Today in History, English
Today in History, English

145681December 26Holiday and observanceIndependence and Unity Day (Slovenia)
145682December 26Holiday and observanceMauro Hamza Day (Houston, Texas)
145683December 26Holiday and observanceMummer's Day (Padstow, Cornwall)
145684December 26Holiday and observanceSt. Stephen's Day (public holiday in Alsace, Austria, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland), and its related observances:Father's Day (Bulgaria)
145685December 26Holiday and observanceThe first day of Kwanzaa, celebrated until January 1 (United States)
145686December 26Holiday and observanceThe first day of Junkanoo street parade, the second day is on the New Year's Day (The Bahamas)
145687December 26Holiday and observanceThe first of Twelve Holy Days (Esoteric Christianity)
145688December 26Holiday and observanceThe second day of the Twelve Days of Christmas (Western Christianity)
145689December 26Holiday and observanceWren Day (Ireland and the Isle of Man)
145690December 27Event537 – The Hagia Sophia is completed.
145691December 27Event1512 – The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World.
145692December 27Event1655 – Second Northern War/the Deluge: Monks at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa are successful in fending off a month-long siege.
145693December 27Event1657 – The Flushing Remonstrance is signed.
145694December 27Event1703 – Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.
145695December 27Event1814 – War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's makeshift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
145696December 27Event1831 – Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
145697December 27Event1836 – The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing eight people.
145698December 27Event1845 – Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia.
145699December 27Event1845 – Journalist John L. O'Sullivan, writing in his newspaper the New York Morning News, argues that the United States had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country "by the right of our manifest destiny".
145700December 27Event1911 – "Jana Gana Mana", the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
145701December 27Event1918 – The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.
145702December 27Event1922 – Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
145703December 27Event1923 – Daisuke Namba, a Japanese student, tries to assassinate the Prince Regent Hirohito.
145704December 27Event1927 – Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical play, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.
145705December 27Event1929 – Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin orders the "liquidation of the kulaks as a class", ostensibly as an effort to spread socialism to the countryside.
145706December 27Event1932 – Radio City Music Hall, "Showplace of the Nation", opens in New York City.
145707December 27Event1939 – Erzincan, Turkey, is hit by an earthquake, killing 30,000.
145708December 27Event1939 – Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.
145709December 27Event1942 – The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded.
145710December 27Event1945 – The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations.

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