On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1776

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

George Washington defeats Hessians at Battle of Trenton in American Revolutionary War

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel/mercenary, dies in battle in American Revolutionary War
1776 Highlights

About December 26, 1776

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn