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DECEMBER 26

1954 Susan Butcher (Massachusetts-born Dogsled Racer; 4-time Winner of the Alaska Iditarod) Susan Butcher Alaska Sports Figures Dogsledding The Iditarod
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1970 Lillian Board (22-year-old English Track and Field Champion) English Sports Figures Cancer Track & Field 1968 Summer Olympics BBC
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1811 68 of Richmond's Most Prominent Citizens, Including the Governor of Virginia, Perish in a Theater Fire Richmond Virginia Fire Death Virginia Historical Society
1835 The State of Georgia Prohibits the Use of Slaves in the Mixing and Dispensing of Any Drug or Medicine Georgia Government Slavery Medicine Law & Legal Resources University of Georgia
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
1947 New York City Is Buried Under 25.8" of Snow in 16 Hours; 80 People Die New York City Snow Death New York Times
1960 The Philadelphia Eagles Defeat the Green Bay Packers 17-13 to Win the National Football League Championship Pennsylvania Sports Figures Wisconsin Sports Figures Football National Football League New York Times
2004 Second-most Powerful Earthquake Ever Recorded Triggers a Tsunami Leaving 230,000 Dead in 7 Countries Bangladesh India Indonesia Malaysia Maldives Sri Lanka Thailand Earthquakes 2004 Tsunami Death History Channel BBC

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