1901, 26 December
Uganda railroad from Mombassa to Lake Victoria is completed.
1915, 26 December
The German gunboat, the Kingani, is captured by the British on Lake Tanganyika. It is removed by portage through the jungle of the Belgian Congo.
1964, 26 December
American Max Conrad sets a new world non-stop-flight record with his 7,878 mile journey from Cape Town, south Africa, to St Petersburg, Florida.
1975, 26 December
Cariango, Angola is taken by Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola, (MPLA, Popular Liberation Movement of Angola) guerrillas.