Historical Events For January - 26
Thursday, 19 January 2017
0066 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on January - 26.
0946 Eadgyth, German Queen on January - 26.
1109 On January - 26 albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies
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 On this day in history lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
1564 The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism on this day in history.
1567 Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat on this day in history.
1589 On January - 26 job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
1611 On this day in history 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
1613 Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer on this day in history.
1654 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife on January - 26.
1666 France declares war on England &Münster on this day in history.
1666 On this day in history france declares war on England & Munster
1667 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies on this day in history.
1689 Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr on January - 26.
1697 Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night on this day in history.
1699 Venice, Poland &Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey on January - 26.
1699 On January - 26 venice, Poland & Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey
1700 On January - 26 this great earthquake occurred about 9 pm on the Cascadia Fault, the boundary between the North American and Juan de Fuca plates. This was almost 100 years before the first European explorers made contact with native peoples on the west coast. This was one of the world's great earthquakes with a magnitude estimated at 9.
1700 The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records on January - 26.
1706 On January - 26 guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59
1708 On January - 26 william Hayes, composer
1714 The birth of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor on this day in history.
1714 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage) on this day in history.
1715 On this day in history claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher
1716 George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville on January - 26.
1722 On this day in history prestonpans
1736 On January - 26 stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne
1742 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer on this day in history.
1748 England, Netherlands, Austria &Sardinia sign anti-French treaty on this day in history.
1748 England, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty on January - 26.
1748 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer on January - 26.
1763 Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44) on this day in history.