Historical Events For January - 26
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
0066 On January - 26 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
0946 Eadgyth, German Queen on this day in history.
1109 On this day in history albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies
1340 On this day in history english king Edward III proclaimed king of France
1500 On this day in history vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
1531 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die on this day in history.
1564 On January - 26 the Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
1567 Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat on January - 26.
1589 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on this day in history.
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 On January - 26 johann Jakob Wolleb, composer
1654 On this day in history portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
1666 On January - 26 france declares war on England &Münster
1666 On this day in history france declares war on England & Munster
1667 On this day in history henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
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 January - 26.
1699 On this day in history venice, Poland &Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey
1699 On January - 26 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 The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records on this day in history.
1706 Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59 on January - 26.
1708 On this day in history william Hayes, composer
1714 The birth of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor on this day in history.
1714 On January - 26 jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
1715 Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher on January - 26.
1716 On January - 26 george Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
1722 On January - 26 prestonpans
1736 Stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne on January - 26.
1742 On January - 26 johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer
1748 England, Netherlands, Austria &Sardinia sign anti-French treaty on this day in history.
1748 On January - 26 england, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
1748 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer on this day in history.
1763 On January - 26 charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)