This page lists news articles and events for December 26.
Events that happen on the specified date are listed under Events: entries. News articles that were published on the specified date are listed under News: entries. Events that only happened in fiction on the specified date are listed under Fiction: entries and are written in italics.
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- Holiday: Feast of Saint Stephen — the first martyr
- Holiday: Boxing Day — traditional British holiday
- Event: First performance of Thespis; or, The Gods Grown Old; the first collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan, at the Gaiety Theater in London.
- Event: Ship bringing relief crew to Eilean Mòr in the Flannan Isles finds the lighthouse deserted with no sign of what happened to the crew. The mystery of their disappearance is never solved.
- Event: the strongest earthquake in 40 years hits the entire Indian Ocean region. The massive 9.3 magnitude earthquake, epicentered just off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, generates enormous tsunami waves that crash into the coastal areas of a number of nations including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The official death toll in the affected countries stands at 186,983 with more than 40,000 people listed as missing.