December 26

This Day in History

2004

Monster of the Deep – The Asian Tsunami of 2004

The 26th December 2017 is the thirteenth anniversary of one of the great disasters of modern history – the so-called Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004. Over a quarter of a million people died when giant … (more...)

1985

Primatologist Dian Fossey Found Killed

"On this day in 1985, the primatologist Dian Fossey was murdered. She was killed in her cabin at the Karisoke research station in Rwanda, her skull shattered by a huntsman's machete that she had … (more...)

1946

Bugsy Opens "The Flamingo"

"On this day in 1946, mobster boss Benjamin ""Bugsy"" Siegel opened the Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The opening of the iconic Art Deco resort marked the start of a new era in … (more...)

1908

Jack Johnson Wins Heavyweight Title

Jack Johnson becomes the first African-American to win the world heavyweight title when he knocks out Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. Johnson received little support in the United States, … (more...)