Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 26

This is a list of selected December 26 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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Blurb Reason
Saint Stephen's Day (Western Christianity); refimprove
1790French Revolution: Louis XVI of France gave his royal assent to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, subordinating the Roman Catholic Church in France to the French government. needs more footnotes
1806War of the Fourth Coalition: French troops under Napoleon engaged Russian forces in both the Battles of Pułtusk and Golymin. both: refimprove section
1908 – Boxer Jack Johnson became the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World after defeating Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney. refimprove, unreferenced section, too many examples
1946 – American gangster Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the oldest casino still in operation on the Las Vegas Strip. lots of {{cn}} tags, accuracy disputed
1968 – The Communist Party of the Philippines, which is fighting an ongoing insurgency, was established by Jose Maria Sison. Communist Party: unreferenced section; Sison: refimprove section
1975 – The Tupolev Tu-144, the first commercial aircraft to surpass Mach 2, went into service. unreferenced section
1991 – The Supreme Soviet officially dissolved itself, completing the dissolution of the Soviet Union. refimprove sections
2006 – The Hengchun earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan, on the anniversaries of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that devastated Southeast and South Asia, and of the 2003 Bam earthquake that killed more than 26,000 people. 2004: lots of {{cn}} tags



December 26: Boxing Day in the Commonwealth; Kwanzaa begins (African diaspora in the Americas)

Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth

Masrur al-Balkhi (d. 893) · Bazoline Estelle Usher (b. 1885) · Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (b. 1950)

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