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1944 : Patton relieves Bastogne

The Belgian town of Bastogne, a strategic crossroads besieged by German troops and defended by the 101st Airborne Division is joined by Patton's 3rd Army, which had managed to cross the German lines with a bold strategy.

1955 : The opera Porgy & Bess is played in Leningrad

On December 26, 1955, George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess is played by an American company in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) during the Cold War. The opera tells the story of African Americans and is a monument of culture of the United States. The show was a big hit with Russians.

2003 : Earthquake in Iran

On December 26, 2003, an earthquake of moment magnitude 6.6 struck the city of Bam and the whole region of Kerman in Iran. More than 26,000 people were killed and more than 85% of the city were destroyed. The citadel of Bam, 2,500 years old and a World Heritage Site by Unesco, was destroyed.

2004 : South East Asia Tsunami

An earthquake of magnitude 9.1, off the coast of Sumatra caused a massive tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and other countries in the region. Nearly 230,000 people in 13 countries lost their lives.

Novità del giorno : 26 Dicembre

Boxing Day
Boxing Day is held on the first weekday after Christmas. It's a British tradition which exists also in some Commonwealth countries.

Citazione del giorno : 26 Dicembre

Marcel Achard
The humor is to know that everything, absolutely everything is funny, as long as it happens to others.

Compleanni : 26 Dicembre

René Bazin, Scrittore (1853)
Norman Angell, Uomo politico inglese, Premio Nobel per la Pace (1872)
Maurice Utrillo, Pittore (1883)
Henry Miller, Scrittore (1891)
Mao Tsé-toung, Politico cinese (1893)
Richard Widmark, Attore americano (1914)
Régine Zylberberg (Régine), Cantante francese (1929)
Jean Ferrat, Cantante (1930)
José Ramos-Horta, Presidente di Timor Est (1949)
Leonel Fernández, Presidente della Repubblica Dominicana (1953)
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Presidente dell'Estonia (1953)
Lars Ulrich, Batterista (1963)
Jared Leto, Attore e Cantante (1971)
Aksel Lund Svindal, Sciatore norvegese (1982)

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Harry S. Truman, 33o presidente degli Stati Uniti (1972)
Jack Benny, Attore (1974)
Howard Hawks, Regista (1977)
Dian Fossey, Zoologo, specializzato in gorilla (1985)
Shankar Dayal Sharma, Presidente dell'India (1999)
Nigel Hawthorne, Attore (2001)
Gerald Ford, 38o presidente degli Stati Uniti (2006)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed