January 26th - Basic Facts:
- January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 339 days remaining until the end of the year (340 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 25.
- Next day is January 27.
January 26th Deaths (Here)
January 26 Events:
1340 – King Edward III of England is declared King of France.
1500 – Vicente Yáñez Pinzón is the 1st European to set foot on Brazil.
1531 – Lisbon, Portugal is hit by a severe earthquake, killing thousands.
1564 – The Council of Trent issues its conclusions in the Tridentinum - establishes a distinction between Roman Catholicism & Protestantism.
1565 – Battle of Talikota - fought between the Vijayanagara Empire & the Islamic sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, & eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India.
1589 – Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia.
1699 – Signing of Treaty of Carlowitz.
1700 – The Cascadia Earthquake (magnitude 9) takes place off the west coast of the North America (from Japanese records).
1736 – Abdication of Stanislaus I of Poland from his throne.
1788 – The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney.
1808 – The Rum Rebellion - armed takeover of the government in Australia.
1837 – Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
1838 – First prohibition law in the United States is enacted in Tennessee.
1841 – United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong; China later formally cedes.
1855 – Point No Point Treaty - signed in Washington Territory.
1856 – First Battle of Seattle - USS Decatur marines drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
1861 – American Civil War - State of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
1863 – American Civil War - General Ambrose Burnside is replaced by Joseph Hooker, as commander of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign.
1870 – American Civil War - Virginia rejoins the Union.
1885 – Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum.
1905 – The finding of the Cullinan Diamond at the Premier Mine (near Pretoria) in South Africa.
1907 – The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service.
1911 – The first successful American seaplane is flown by Glenn H. Curtiss.
1911 – Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier debut's at the Dresden State Opera.
1920 – Henry Leland (former Ford Motor Company executive) launches the Lincoln Motor Company.
1924 – St.Petersburg is renamed Leningrad
1930 – Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day.
1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
1934 – German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
1939 – Spanish Civil War - Troops loyal to General Francisco Franco (& aided by Italy) take Barcelona.
1942 – First United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland (World War II).
1950 – The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic - observed as Republic Day in India.
1952 – Rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British & upper-class Egyptian businesses (Black Saturday in Egypt).
1958 – Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsizes off southern Awaji Island, Japan.
1962 – Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon (Ranger program).
1965 – Hindi becomes the official language of India.
1966 – The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
1978 – The Great Blizzard of 1978 - strikes the Ohio – Great Lakes region.
1980 – Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
1991 – Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia & is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal - U.S. President Bill Clinton, denies on American television having had "sexual relations" with Monica Lewinsky.
2001 – An earthquake hits Gujarat, India - more than 20,000 deaths recorded.
2004 – President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
2004 – A decomposing sperm whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan.
2005 – Glendale train crash in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
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