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 This day in History - December 26
359 Historic Events for December 26
1916

Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France

Event
1916

Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81

Death
1916

Helmut Eder, composer

Birth
1916

Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies

Death
1917

Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Th‚ophile G, dies at 71

Death
1917

Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes

Birth
1917

1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron

Event
1917

Fed govt took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I

Event
1918

Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65

Death
1918

1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)

Event
1919

Yanks and Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth

Event
1920

Gote Carlid, composer

Birth
1921

Steve Allen, NYC, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show)

Birth
1924

Judy Garland, 2«, billed as Baby Frances, show business debut

Event
1925

Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar

Event
1925

NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1

Event
1925

NY's Jake Forbes makes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters makes 70

Event
1925

Baron Baker, activist

Birth
1925

1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans

Event
1926

Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)

Birth
1926

Zlatko Pibernik, composer

Birth
1926

Prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan

Event
1926

Earle Brown, composer

Birth
1927

Denis Quilley, London England, actor (Masada)

Birth
1927

Alan King, Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me)

Birth