On This Day in History for December 26 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 111 of 111

  • 1997 The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.
  • 1998 Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
  • 1998 Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.
  • 1999 Severe weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).
  • 2001 Crude oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) record one of their largest 1-day jumps of the year as traders become convinced that OPEC will follow through on production cuts
  • 2003 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-é Bam.
  • 2004 A 9.3 magnitude earthquake 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, killing 230,000 people.
  • 2005 Boxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.
  • 2006 The 2006 Hengchun earthquake with 7.1 magnitude hit Taiwan.
  • 2012 China opens the world’s longest high speed rail route from Beijing to Guangzhou
  • 2015 Floods in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay displace 150,000, blamed on El Nino

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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