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December 26: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(December 26, 1908)
The first black heavyweight champion was American boxer Jack Johnson, who beat Australian Tommy Burns in Sydney. photo source: wikimedia.org

(December 26, 2004)
Northern Sumatra is shaken by a 9.1–9.3 Mw Indian Ocean earthquake with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). It was one of the greatest tsunamis ever recorded, affecting coastal and partially mainland areas in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia; the death toll is estimated at 227,898. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on December 26, 2020)
Brodie Lee, American Professional Wrestler (b.1979).

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