A to Z This Day in World History | December 26th

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Here are some historical events that occurred on December 26th:

1776: American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Trenton took place, where George Washington’s army successfully crossed the icy Delaware River to launch a surprise attack on the Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey.

1862: American Civil War: The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou began during the Union’s attempt to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi.

1898: Marie and Pierre Curie announced the discovery of radium, a radioactive element.

1941: World War II: Winston Churchill became the first British Prime Minister to address a joint session of the United States Congress.

1972: Former President Harry S. Truman died in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 88.

1974: The Beatles’ song “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono was released in the United States.

1991: The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union formally dissolved the country and the USSR was officially discontinued.

2004: A massive earthquake and tsunami struck the Indian Ocean, causing widespread devastation and killing over 230,000 people in 14 countries.

2013: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto’s, 6th death anniversary.

Please note that historical events may vary in significance, and the list provided is not exhaustive.

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