This day in history - December 26

This day in history - December 26.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 26, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 26 were connected with events relating to the Assassination of Roman Emperor Publius Septimius Geta, Battle of Trenton, Richmond Theatre Fire, First Female Nurses to Serve on a U.S. Naval Hospital Ship, Largest Mass Execution in American History, Premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan's Opera 'Thespis', Announcement of the Discovery of Radium, Signing of a Thanksgiving Day Bill, U.S. Release of the Beatles' record 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' and First Kwanzaa. Many famous people were associated with these momentous events including Publius Septimus Geta, George Washington, Johann Rall, George William Smith, William R. Wells, Abraham Lincoln, William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, Pierre and Marie Curie, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Brian Epstein and Maulana Karenga.

Assassination of Roman Emperor Publius Septimius Geta - December 26, 211: On this day in history, December 26, 211, momentous events took place today in Rome, Italy, with regard to the Assassination of Roman Emperor Publius Septimius Geta. Publius Septimius Geta was joint Emperor of Rome with his brother Caracalla. On December 26, 211, when Geta arrived at his mother's apartment in the Imperial Palace, he was murdered by Centurions acting on the orders of Caracalla. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 211 were Publius Septimus Geta. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: Assassination of Roman Emperor Publius Septimius Geta *** Date: December 26, 211 *** Place: Rome, Italy *** Category: Murder *** Historical Period: 3rd Century *** This day in history ***

Battle of Trenton - December 26, 1776: On this day in history, December 26, 1776, important events took place today in New Jersey, USA, in respect of the Battle of Trenton. After crossing an icy Delaware River, George Washington led a column of Continental troops in a successful surprise attack on the Hessian troops of Johann Rall in Trenton, New Jersey, on December 26, 1776. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1776 were George Washington, Johann Rall. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: Battle of Trenton *** Date: December 26, 1776 *** Place: New Jersey, USA *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Richmond Theatre Fire - December 26, 1811: On this day in history, December 26, 1811, crucial events took place today in Virginia, USA, relating to the Richmond Theatre Fire. A fire, caused by a chandelier flame coming into contact with it's lifting cords, quickly spread through the Richmond Theatre, in Richmond Virginia, on December 26, 1811. 72 people were killed including Virginia's Governor George William Smith . The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1811 were George William Smith. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: Richmond Theatre Fire *** Date: December 26, 1811 *** Place: Virginia, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Female Nurses to Serve on a U.S. Naval Hospital Ship - December 26, 1862: On this day in history, December 26, 1862, significant events took place today in Illinois, USA, respecting the First Female Nurses to Serve on a U.S. Naval Hospital Ship. The Union Navy's hospital ship Red Rover, captured from the Confederates, was commissioned for service on the Mississippi River, on December 26, 1862, under the command of William R. Wells. The ships complement of medical staff included three Sisters of the Order of the Holy Cross, who were the first female nurses to serve on a U.S. Navy hospital ship. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1862 were William R. Wells. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: First Female Nurses to Serve on a U.S. Naval Hospital Ship *** Date: December 26, 1862 *** Place: Illinois, USA *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Largest Mass Execution in American History - December 26, 1862: On this day in history, December 26, 1862, crucial events took place today in Minnesota, USA, relating to the Largest Mass Execution in American History. When the Dakota war of 1862 had ended, 303 Sioux prisoners were convicted of rape and murder. President Abraham Lincoln commuted the sentences of most of them, however 38 of these prisoners were executed in a mass hanging on December 26, 1962, in Mankato, Minnesota. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1862 were Abraham Lincoln. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: Largest Mass Execution in American History *** Date: December 26, 1862 *** Place: Minnesota, USA *** Category: War *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan's Opera 'Thespis' - December 26, 1871: On this day in history, December 26, 1871, important events took place today in London, England, surrounding the Premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan's Opera 'Thespis'. The first collaboration between William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan produced the opera Thespis. Thespis premiered in the Gaiety Theatre, London, on December 26, 1871, and ran for 63 performances, closing on March 8, 1872. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1871 were William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: Premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan's Opera 'Thespis' *** Date: December 26, 1871 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Announcement of the Discovery of Radium - December 26, 1898: On this day in history, December 26, 1898, significant events took place today in Paris, France, respecting the Announcement of the Discovery of Radium. French Physicists Pierre and Marie Curie announced their discovery of Radium to the French Academy of Sciences, Paris, on December 26, 1989. They had discovered the Radium in a uraninite sample on December 21. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1898 were Pierre and Marie Curie. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: Announcement of the Discovery of Radium *** Date: December 26, 1898 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Signing of a Thanksgiving Day Bill - December 26, 1941: On this day in history, December 26, 1941, momentous events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, with regard to the Signing of a Thanksgiving Day Bill. Following a joint resolution by Congress to fix Thanksgiving Day, and an amendment by the Senate, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill on December 26, 1941, fixing Thanksgiving day to be the fourth Thursday of November. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1941 were Franklin D. Roosevelt. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: Signing of a Thanksgiving Day Bill *** Date: December 26, 1941 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

U.S. Release of the Beatles' record 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' - December 26, 1963: On this day in history, December 26, 1963, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the U.S. Release of the Beatles' record 'I Want to Hold Your Hand'. Believing that the Beatles could become popular in the U.S., their manager, Brian Epstein, convinced Capitol Records to release 'I want to Hold Your Hand', which they did on December 26, 1963. The release launched Beatlemania in the United States. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1963 were Brian Epstein. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: U.S. Release of the Beatles' record 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' *** Date: December 26, 1963 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Kwanzaa - December 26, 1966: On this day in history, December 26, 1966, critical events took place today in California, USA, regarding the First Kwanzaa. The first Kwanzaa was celebrated, as an alternative to Christmas for African Americans, on December 26, 1966. Kanzaa, created by Maulana Karenga, lasted until January 1, and was intended to reconnect African Americans with their African heritage. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 26, 1966 were Maulana Karenga. Facts on this day in History December 26: Events on this day in history: First Kwanzaa *** Date: December 26, 1966 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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