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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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

0946  Eadgyth, German Queen on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history nicholas Wotton, English diplomat  

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  On this day in history johann Jakob Wolleb, composer  

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

1666  On this day in history france declares war on England &Münster  

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  On this day in history isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night  

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

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

1700  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1708  On this day in history william Hayes, composer  

1714  On this day in history the birth of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor  

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  On this day in history prestonpans  

1736  On this day in history stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne  

1742  On this day in history johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer  

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

1748  England, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty on this day in history.  

1748  Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer on this day in history.  

1763  Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44) on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

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  On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

1109  On this day in history albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies  

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

1630  On this day in history death of henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)  

1636  On this day in history death of jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)  

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.