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DECEMBER 26

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1776 Washington Achieves First Major U.S. Victory by Surprising Hessian Forces at Trenton, New Jersey Trenton, New Jersey George Washington American Revolution Historic Firsts History Channel Writer's Alamanc
1874 Joseph McComb Leads a Party Out From Fort Griffin on the First Commercial Buffalo Hunt in Texas Texas Business Buffalo Business Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Society
1886 Tacoma Light and Water Co. Illuminates the City's Streets for the First Time Tacoma, Washington Electricity Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1908 Jack Johnson Is the First African American to Win the World Heavyweight Boxing Title Knocking Out Canadian Tommy Burns Texas Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Historic Firsts African-American Sports Figures History Channel New York TimesAfrican American Registry
1936 The First Concert of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra Is Performed In Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv, Israel Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1966 The First Day of the First Kwanzaa Is Celebrated in Los Angeles Los Angeles Holidays and Celebrations Kwanzaa Historic Firsts History Channel African American Registry

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