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|December 26th, 2006||Event||The 2006 Hengchun earthquake with 7.1 magnitude hit Taiwan.|
|December 26th, 2005||Event||Boxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.|
|December 26th, 2004||Event||A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.|
|December 26th, 2003||Event||A strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake devastates southeast Iranian city of Bam, killing tens of thousands and destroying the citadel of Arg-e Bam.|
|December 26th, 1999||Event||Severe weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).|
|December 26th, 1998||Event||Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.|
|December 26th, 1998||Event||Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.|
|December 26th, 1997||Event||The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.|
|December 26th, 1996||Event||Start of the largest strike in South Korean history.|
|December 26th, 1996||Event||The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force.|
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