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 This day in History - December 26
359 Historic Events for December 26
1888

Hiroshi "Can" Kikuchi, Japanese stagewriter (Tjitj Ka‰ru)

Birth
1890

King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company

Event
1890

Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86

Death
1891

Jean Galtier-BoissiŠre, French writer/cartoonist/journalist

Birth
1891

Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus)

Birth
1892

Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)

Event
1893

Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer

Birth
1893

Mao Tse-tung, of little red book fame, PM of China PR (1949-76)

Birth
1893

Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, composer

Birth
1894

Antonio Molina, composer

Birth
1897

Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer

Birth
1899

Mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed

Event
1901

Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS]

Birth
1901

Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer

Birth
1902

Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) and Christy Williams (42)

Event
1902

Elisha Cook Jr, SF Calif, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI)

Birth
1904

Alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)

Birth
1906

BVA R”ling, Dutch lawyer

Birth
1908

Hanns Maaáen, writer

Birth
1908

Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)

Birth
1908

Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1910

Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner

Birth
1914

Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)

Birth
1915

Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)

Birth
1915

Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)

Birth