December 26th-This Day In History

December 26 is the 360th day of the year. There are five days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

+ 1860 – The first ever inter-club English association football match takes place between Hallam and Sheffield football clubs in Sheffield.

+ 1862 – The largest mass-hanging in U.S. history took place in Mankato, Minnesota, where 38 Native Americans died.

+ 1919 – Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee, allegedly establishing the Curse of the Bambino superstition.

+ 1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

+ 1963 – The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There" are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.

( Births )

+ 1921 – Steve Allen, American actor, singer, talk show host, and screenwriter (d. 2000)

+ 1924 – Frank Broyles, American football player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2017)

+ 1954 – Ozzie Smith, American baseball player and sportscaster

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