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December 26th, 2006EventThe 2006 Hengchun earthquake with 7.1 magnitude hit Taiwan.
December 26th, 2005EventBoxing Day shooting on a busy shopping street in Toronto.
December 26th, 2004EventA 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, 2003EventA 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, 1999EventSevere weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).
December 26th, 1998EventIraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
December 26th, 1998EventSevere gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.
December 26th, 1997EventThe Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.
December 26th, 1996EventStart of the largest strike in South Korean history.
December 26th, 1996EventThe United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force.

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