Number 10- The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami- 26th December 2004
Number 9- The Ku Klux Klan formation- 24th December 1865
Number 8- Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan- 25th December 1926
Number 7- The defense of Louis XVI of France begins- 26th December 1792
You have heard my defense, I would not repeat the details. In talking to you perhaps for the last time, I declare that my conscience reproaches me with nothing, and my defenders have told you the truth. I never feared the public examination of my conduct, but my heart is torn by the imputation that I would want to shed the blood of the people and especially that the misfortunes of August 10th be attributed to me. I avow that the many proofs that I have always acted from my love of the people, and the manner in which I have always conducted myself, seemed to prove that I did not fear to put myself forward in order to spare their blood, and forever prevent such an imputation.The next month Louis was found guilty and was guillotined which started The Reign of Terror in France where aristocrats and any deemed to be anti-revolutionary and notable victims included the Queen Marie Antionette, Guillame de Malesherbes and even the person who started the Terror Maximilien de Robespierre.
Number 6- Marie and Pierre Curie isolate Radium- 26th December 1898
Number 5- William the Conqueror is crowned King of England- 25th December 1066
Number 4- The origin of Kwanzaa- 26th December 1966
Number 3- The fall of the USSR- 24th-26th December 1991
Number 2- The first Christmas- 25th December 336
Number 1- Charlemagne is declared Emperor- 25th December 800
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