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26 December In History

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1776 – George Washington defeats Hessians at Battle of Trenton in American Revolutionary War
1793 – Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.
1917 – US Federal government took over operation of American railroads for duration of WW I
1933 – US forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere
1943 – Earl Claus von Stauffenberg vain with bomb to Hitlers headquarter
1944 – Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton’s 3rd Army repulse Germans
1973 – 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
1973 – Soyuz 13 returns to Earth
1980 – Aeroflot puts the Ilyushin Il-86 into service.
1982 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1991 – Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
1993 – Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed

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