26 December It Happened Today


1893  Birth of Mao-Tse-tung.

1914  Birth of American actor Richard Widmark.

1943  The German battlecruiser scharnhorst is sunk by the Royal Navy.

1972  Death of former US President Harry S Truman.

1974  Death of American comedian Jack Benny.

2004  A tsunami in the Indian Ocean kills an estimated 300000 people.



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