December 26th is Thank You Note Day and Candy Cane Day.
The countdown to the new year begins! We’re now only 4 days away!
Take some time today to celebrate this day by spending a few moments learning about some important events that happened December 26th in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1996, the largest strike in South Korean history began? Workers from the automotive and shipbuilding industries were protesting a law that made it easier to fire them.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about December 26th in history!
What memorable events happened on December 26 in history? Keep reading to find out!
A security patrol near RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk, UK, saw what they believed to be a UFO.
This was the first in a series of unexplained lights witnessed in the area. The patrol saw the lights descend into a nearby forest, and when they went to investigate, they found a glowing metallic object covered in lights. It moved further away from them whenever they tried to approach it. The incident has since been referred to as “Britain’s Roswell.”
Jack Johnson became the first African American to win the world heavyweight boxing title.
It was challenging for Johnson to even fight the suitable matches in a racially divided world to reach this level. After goading Tommy Burns, the champion at the time, for two years, a match was finally set up in Sydney, Australia. After fourteen rounds, Johnson came away victorious.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Jared Leto. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.
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Unfortunately, December 26th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Gerald Ford was an American president born on July 14, 1913. He died on this day in 2006, at age 93 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.
Dec 26, 2006 (Age 93)
Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Thank You Note Day
There’s no better time than the Christmas period to get you in good cheer, so why not share the love with the people you appreciate? You can write a thank you note to anyone, not just to your grandparents – the mailman, your professor, the butcher, anyone that’s done you a good turn.
Some like to crunch on them, and some want to suck on them until they turn into a sharp stripey spike. It doesn’t really matter how you enjoy candy canes; they’re delicious either way! So don’t forget to stock up on candy canes today and share them with your friends and family.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The London Underground has its own subspecies of mosquito, which is more aggressive towards humans than its surface-dwelling relative.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on this day, your star sign is Capricorn.
Capricorn is the last earth sign of the zodiac. It’s represented by the sea goat – a mythological creature with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish.
Anybody born during December has the Blue Topaz birthstone. This icy-looking gemstone offers prosperity and fortune to the wearer while also protecting them from harm.
If you were lucky enough to be born on this day, you were likely conceived around April 4, the same year.
The due date for a baby conceived on this day is around September 18, 2024.