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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Thursday, 24 April 2014

0066  On this day in history 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet  

0946  On this day in history eadgyth, German Queen  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

1340  English king Edward III proclaimed king of France on this day in history.  

1500  Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil on this day in history.  

1531  Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die on this day in history.  

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  Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on this day 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 this day in history.  

1613  Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer on this day in history.  

1654  Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife on this day in history.  

1666  France declares war on England &Münster on this day in history.  

1666  France declares war on England & Munster on this day in history.  

1667  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies on this day in history.  

1689  Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history venice, Poland & Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey  

1700  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 on this day in history.  

1700  On this day in history the magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.  

1706  Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1708  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1722  Prestonpans on this day in history.  

1736  Stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne on this day in history.  

1742  Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer on this day in history.  

1748  On this day in history england, Netherlands, Austria &Sardinia sign anti-French treaty  

1748  On this day in history england, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty  

1748  On this day in history emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer  

1763  On this day in history charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1497  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)  

1541  On this day in history birth of florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)  

1613  Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies was born on this day in history.  

1708  William Hayes, composer was born on this day in history.  

1714  Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage) was born on this day in history.  

1715  Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1716  George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0946  Death of Eadgyth, German Queen on this day in history.  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history death of nicholas Wotton, English diplomat  

1630  Death of Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556) on this day in history.  

1636  Death of Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552) on this day in history.  

1697  Death of Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640) on this day in history.  

1706  On this day in history guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59  

1744  Death of Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683) on this day in history.