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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Monday, 26 January 2015

0066  5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on January - 26.  

1340  English king Edward III proclaimed king of France on January - 26.  

1500  Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil on January - 26.  

1531  Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die today in history.  

1564  On January - 26 the Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.  

1589  Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia today in history.  

1611  Madame de Poutrincourt leaves Dieppe, France with Jesuits Pierre Biard and Enémond Masse and her son, Charles Biencourt; first titled lady, first Jesuits in Canada on January - 26.  

1654  On January - 26 portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife  

1666  France declares war on England &Münster today in history.  

1666  France declares war on England & Munster on January - 26.  

1689  Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr on January - 26.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1497  Today in history birth of emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)  

1541  Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596) was born today in history.  

1613  Today in history birth of johann Jakob Wolleb, composer  

1667  On January - 26 birth of henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

1708  William Hayes, composer was born on January - 26.  

1714  On January - 26 birth of jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)  

1715  Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher was born today in history.  

1716  On January - 26 birth of george Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville  

Famous Deaths In January - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0946  Death of Eadgyth, German Queen today in history.  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies today in history.  

1567  Today in history death of nicholas Wotton, English diplomat  

1630  Death of Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556) today in history.  

1636  On January - 26 death of jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)  

1697  Death of Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640) today in history.  

1706  Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59 today in history.  

1744  On this day in history death of ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)