Notable December 26 birthdays:

Mao Zedong ( 1893 - 1976 ), founding father of the People's Republic of China: "Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed...Political power comes from the barrel of a gun...Women hold up half the sky...In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance...Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically...In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements...If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.

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Between 2004 and 2007, Zuby ( Nzube Olisaebuka Udezue ) studied at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and graduated with a first-class honours degree in computer science.