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December 26 is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are five days remaining until the end of the year.

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Quotes of the day from previous years:

2004
There isn't anyone anywhere that isn't Seymour's Fat Lady. Don't you know that? Don't you know that goddam secret yet? And don't you know — listen to me, now — don't you know who that Fat Lady really is? . . . Ah, buddy. Ah, buddy. It's Christ Himself. Christ Himself, buddy. ~ J. D. Salinger
  • selected by Kalki
2005
It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion. ~ Norman Angell (born 26 December 1872)
  • proposed by Kalki
2006
Let us face squarely the paradox that the world which goes to war is a world, usually, genuinely desiring peace. War is the outcome, not mainly of evil intentions, but on the whole, of good intentions which miscarry or are frustrated. It is made, not usually by evil men knowing themselves to be wrong, but is the outcome of policies pursued by good men usually passionately convinced that they are right. ~ Norman Angell (date of birth)
  • proposed by Kalki
2007
The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world. ~ Harry S. Truman (died 26 December 1972)
  • proposed by Jeff Q
2008
Hear from the grave, great Taliessin, hear;
They breathe a soul to animate thy clay.
Bright Rapture calls, and soaring, as she sings,
Waves in the eye of Heav'n her many-colour'd wings.

~ Thomas Gray ~
  • proposed by Kalki
2009 
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3 : Very Good - strong desire to see it used.
2 : Good - some desire to see it used.
1 : Acceptable - but with no particular desire to see it used.
0 : Not acceptable - not appropriate for use as a quote of the day.


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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ~ Harry S. Truman (Date of death)

  • 3 ~ UDScott 23:09, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 - Mister Six 11:10, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
    • This was already used, as the second Wikiquote quote of the day, on 12 July 2003 ~ Kalki 23:53, 25 December 2005 (UTC) -->

Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible. ~ Norman Angell (date of birth)

  • 2 Kalki 23:32, 25 December 2008 (UTC) * 3 Kalki 23:53, 25 December 2005 (UTC)
  • 3 InvisibleSun 16:14, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 20:33, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile,
The short and simple annals of the poor.
~ Thomas Gray (born December 26, 1716)

  • 4 InvisibleSun 16:14, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 2 Kalki 23:32, 25 December 2008 (UTC) * 3 Kalki 18:01, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 20:33, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. ~ Mao Zedong (born December 26)

  • 4 and this was brought up on many other dates but it's nice to keep it on his birthday. The other dates were December 16 and September 9. I gave it a 4 in the other occasions as well. Zarbon 06:47, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
    • I would also like to mention that MosheZadka gave this one a 3 on the date of September 9. UDScott, InivisibleSun, and Kalki all gave it a 2 on the date of December 16. Zarbon 16:35, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki (talk · contributions) 18:18, 22 December 2009 (UTC) * 2 Kalki 14:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC) I do appreciate the significance of this quote, but have no strong desire to use it anytime soon.

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. ~ Mao Zedong (born December 26)

  • 3 because this is highly true, both are intertwined and a part of each other. Zarbon 06:47, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
    • SOURCE: The Logic of Violence in Civil War - Page 38 by Stathis N. Kalyvas - History - 2006
  • 2 Kalki 14:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Without an army for the people, there is nothing for the people. ~ Mao Zedong (born December 26)

  • 3 because the army is what maintains and sustains. It is the epitome of power. Zarbon 05:25, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Kalki 14:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

War has no longer the justification that it makes for the survival of the fittest; it involves the survival of the less fit. The idea that the struggle between nations is a part of the evolutionary law of man's advance involves a profound misreading of the biological analogy.
The warlike nations do not inherit the earth; they represent the decaying human element....
~ Norman Angell ~

  • 3 Kalki 14:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 15:47, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

The fight for ideals can no longer take the form of fight between nations, because the lines of division on moral questions are within the nations themselves and intersect the political frontiers. ~ Norman Angell

  • 3 Kalki 14:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 1 Zarbon 15:47, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

The force which makes for war does not derive its strength from the interested motives of evil men; it derives its strength from the disinterested motives of good men ~ Norman Angell

  • 3 Kalki 14:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 Zarbon 15:47, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

The obstacles to peace are in the minds and hearts of men. In the study of matter we can be honest, impartial, true. That is why we succeed in dealing with it. But about the things we care for — which are ourselves, our desires and lusts, our patriotisms and hates — we find a harder test of thinking straight and truly. Yet there is the greater need. Only by intellectual rectitude and in that field shall we be saved. There is no refuge but in truth, in human intelligence, in the unconquerable mind of man. ~ Norman Angell

  • 4 Kalki (talk · contributions) 18:18, 22 December 2009 (UTC) * 3 Kalki 14:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC) with a very strong lean toward 4.
  • 2 Zarbon 15:47, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Behind the steps that Misery treads
Approaching Comfort view:
The hues of bliss more brightly glow
Chastised by sabler tints of woe,
And blended form, with artful strife,
The strength and harmony of life.

~ Thomas Gray ~

  • 3 Kalki 17:21, 25 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 23:17, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

To each his suff'rings: all are men,
Condemn'd alike to groan,
The tender for another's pain;
Th' unfeeling for his own.
Yet ah! why should they know their fate?
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies.
Thought would destroy their paradise.
No more; where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise.

~ Thomas Gray ~

  • 3 Kalki 17:21, 25 December 2008 (UTC) with a strong lean toward 4.
  • 3 Zarbon 23:17, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Sweet is the breath of vernal shower,
The bee's collected treasures sweet,
Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet
The still small voice of gratitude.

~ Thomas Gray ~

  • 3 Kalki 17:21, 25 December 2008 (UTC)
  • 2 Zarbon 23:17, 25 December 2008 (UTC)


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December 26 is a public holiday in most Christian countries of Protestantism tradition but is not in many Roman Catholic countries. It is not a public holiday in the United States unless Christmas Day falls on a Sunday like it did in 2005 and will again in 2011, in which it is the observed federal holiday. In Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Suriname and Scandinavia, Christmas Day and the following day are called First and Second Christmas Day.

In Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden, the 26th is known as the Second day of Christmas: Stefanitag in Austria, der zweite Weihnachtsfeiertag in Germany; Δεύτερη μέρα των Χριστουγέννων in Greece; Annandag Jul in Sweden; Anden Juledag in Denmark; Antroji Kalėdų diena in Lithuania; Andre Juledag in Norway; Tweede Kerstdag in Belgium and in the Netherlands; Annar dagur jóla in Iceland; Tapaninpäivä (St. Stephen's Day) in Finland; Karácsony másnapja in Hungary; drugi dzień Świąt Bożego Narodzenia in Poland. In some of these countries it is also a public holiday. This day is also known in Spain as San Esteban, and in Italy as Santo Stefano.

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  • 1481 - Battle of Westbroek - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht
  • 1606 - King Lear performed in the Court of England
  • 1620 - Elizabeth Báthory's crimes are uncovered
  • 1620 - Pilgrim Fathers land of what becomes New Plymouth in Massachusetts
  • 1776 - American Revolutionary War: The British were defeated in the Battle of Trenton
  • 1790 - Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution
  • 1792 - Final trial of Louis XVI of France begins in Paris
  • 1793 - Battle of Geisberg - French defeat Austrians
  • 1793 - Wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • 1806 - Battle of Pultusk - indecisive battle between Napoleon and the Russians
  • 1812 - Delaware and Chesapeake block off by ships during the War of 1812
  • 1825 - Several Imperial Russia army officers lead 3000 soldiers to the Senate Square in the failed Decembrist uprising
  • 1825 - The Erie Canal opens
  • 1861 - Confederate diplomatic envoys James Mason and John Slidell are freed by the United States government, thus heading off a possible war between the United States and Britain
  • 1862 - 38 starving and angry Lakota men are hanged for killing white people after a brief rebellion
  • 1862 - American Civil War: Start of the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou.
  • 1898 - Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium
  • 1906 - The world's first full length feature film is made in Australia, The Story of the Kelly Gang
  • 1908 - Jack Johnson becomes the first African American heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia
  • 1916 - Joseph Joffre is made Marshal of France
  • 1925 - Communist Party of India founded
  • 1925 - Turkey adopts Gregorian Calendar
  • 1931 - Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity was founded
  • 1933 - The Nissan Motor Company was organized in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1933 - FM radio is patented
  • 1943 - The German warship Scharnhorst sinks off the coast of North Cape in Norway after being attacked by the British Royal Navy late the previous evening.
  • 1944 - The play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams was first publicly performed.
  • 1944 - American troops repulse German forces at Bastogne
  • 1945 - CFP franc and CFA franc are created
  • 1946 - Flamingo Hotel opens in Las Vegas
  • 1947 - 26 inches of snowfall in 16 hours in New York City
  • 1948 - Cardinal Mindszenty arrested in Hungary
  • 1966 - The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach
  • 1973 - Comet Kohoutek reaches perihelion but is not such a display as expected
  • 1973 - Soyuz 13 lands
  • 1974 - Salyut 4 launched
  • 1975 - Tupolev Tu-144 goes into service in Soviet Union
  • 1976 - Foundation of the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist).
  • 1979 - Soviet Special forces troops take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 1980 - Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
  • 1982 - TIME magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human; the personal computer
  • 1984 - Princess Astrid of Belgium marries Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este
  • 1986 - The first long-running American television soap opera, Search for Tomorrow, airs its final episode after thirty-five years on the air
  • 1988 - Start of the Nanjing Anti-African protests
  • 1991 - Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the USSR
  • 1996 - JonBenét Ramsey, a six-year-old beauty queen, was found murdered in her family's basement in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1996 - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force
  • 1998 - Iraq announced its intention to fire upon US and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern "no-fly zones"
  • 1998 - Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland. Widespread disruption, widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland
  • 1999 - On the 26-28th, France and countries to east hit by severe storms and rain. Over 100 people were killed, and the storm caused extensive damage to property and trees and the French national power grid.
  • 2002 - French Raelian scientist Brigitte Boisselier says Clonaid has delivered the first of a supposed five clone babies through cesarean section
  • 2003 - Major earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands; citadel of Arg-é Bam is destroyed.
  • 2004 - A massive earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter magnitude scale creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean. The death toll is currently estimated at more than 300,000. Officials say the true toll may never be known, due to rapid burials. Indonesia was worst affected with as many as 219,000 people killed.







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