Friday December 26, 1902
US date format: 12/26/1902, UK date format: 26/12/1902
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It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 26, 1902). The US president was Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Arthur Balfour (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Elisha Cook Jr and Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1902
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 26, 1902?
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 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.
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- Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) and Christy Williams (42).