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  1. During the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami on 26 December 2004, fishermen said they saw with their own eyes "the reality of generations of legends . . . the remains of ancient temples and hundreds of refrigerator-sized blocks, all briefly exposed before the sea swallowed them up again."

  2. Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev launched into space as a Soviet citizen, but returned to earth as a Russian citizen - he was in orbit when the Soviet Union dissolved on December 26, 1991.

  3. On May 26, 1824 he became a professor at the University of Giessen and on December 7, 1825 accepted the chair in chemistry.

  4. The largest pizza ever baked weighed 12.19 tons (26,883 lb) and was made at Norwood Hypermarket, Norwood, South Africa on 8 December 1990. The pizza measured 122' 8" in diameter.

  5. The very first Kwanzaa was celebrated in Los Angeles exactly 51 years ago to the day (December 26, 1966).

  6. Boxing Day, celebrated in Commonwealth countries on December 26, gets its name from "Christmas boxes" of money, presents, and leftover food given to the poor after Christmas. December 26 was also when when servants were usually released to visit their families.

  7. When the tsunami -- triggered by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on 26 December 2004 -- reached South Africa "8 people were killed about 8,000 km [4970.97 miles] away from the epicenter."

  8. In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami that struck on 26 December 2004, relatively few animals we reported dead. “Animals' more acute hearing and other senses might enable them to hear or feel the Earth's vibration, tipping them off to approaching disaster.”

  9. Russia and Ukraine launched Angola's first satellite only last December (26 December 2017)

  10. Picture of the day for December 26, 2016

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Flooding Vines - December 26, 2015 Flooding Reaction Compilation

John Beeden rowed solo non-stop across the Pacific Ocean (USA to Australia) covering 13705km (8516mi) in 209 days, averaging 66km and 14 hours of rowing per day and up to 28 hours straight to break free from currents; he finished on December 26, 2015 and previously survived open heart surgery

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Boxing Day: Word of the day for December 26, 2016

Picture of the day for December 26, 2016

On December 26, 1913, writer Ambrose Bierce wrote a letter to his friend, Blanche Partington. He ended the letter by saying, "As for me, I leave here tomorrow for an unknown destination.". He was never seen or heard from again.

St. Stephen's Day: Word of the day for December 26, 2017

Tsunami on 26 December 2004 in Indonesia "was the deadliest and one of the most destructive in recorded history. Tsunami runup heights of more than 30 meters were observed along the west coast of Sumatra."

What Important Events Happened on December 26?

That, despite massive media coverage at the time, President Trumps's bump stock ban in the aftermath of the Parkland Shooting wasn't published by the Attorney General until December 2018. It will not be implented as law until next week, March 26 2019.

National Cake Day is November 26, National Cupcake Day is December 15 and National Fruitcake Day is December 27

There are only 26 juveniles currently (as of 26 December 2015) in US federal prisons.

Exactly ten years ago today, 26 December 2004, the “Boxing Day tsunami” killed at least 230,000 people in 14 countries, with Indonesia being the hardest hit. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.