Friday 26 December 1902
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Elisha Cook Jr and Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan.
The Little Match Seller, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1902 ?
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Elisha Cook Jr: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI).
- Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan: Russian painter (d. 1980).
- Anatoli Kaplan: Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1980).
- Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) and Christy Williams (42).