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Historical Events For January - 26

Saturday, 29 April 2017

1770  On January - 26 alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly  

1771  Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname) on this day in history.  

1778  Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) on this day in history.  

1781  On January - 26 achim v Arnim, writer  

1784  On January - 26 ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol  

1784  On January - 26 ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol  

1786  On this day in history benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)  

1788  Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay New South Wales as a penal colony on this day in history.  

1788  The first English convicts arrive in Australia on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history the first group of European settlers arrives in Australia.  

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1788  On January - 26 captain Arthur Phillip hoists the English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day  

1789  On this day in history john Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx)  

1789  On January - 26 john Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx)  

1790  Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna on January - 26.  

1795  On this day in history johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62  

1797  Russia, Prussia &Austria sign treaty on January - 26.  

1797  On this day in history russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty  

1798  On January - 26 christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49  

1802  On January - 26 congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library  

1802  The Italian republic created January 26 from the former Cisalpine republic with Napoleon Bonaparte as president annexes Piedmont September 21 and annexes Parma and Piacenza in October on this day in history.  

1803  Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.  

1813  Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876 on this day in history.  

1814  Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876 on this day in history.  

1816  On January - 26 lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1819  Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26] on this day in history.  

1824  Edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies on this day in history.  

1826  Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76) on this day in history.  

1828  Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer on January - 26.  

1831  Mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates) on January - 26.  

1833  On this day in history gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan  

1833  On this day in history gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan  

1837  On January - 26 michigan admitted as 26th US state  

1838  Tennessee becomes first state to prohibit alcohol on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1497  On January - 26 birth of emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)  

1541  Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596) was born on January - 26.  

1613  Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer was born on January - 26.  

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

1708  On January - 26 birth of william Hayes, composer  

1714  On this day in history birth of jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)  

1715  On this day in history birth of claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher  

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

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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  Death of Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat on January - 26.  

1630  On January - 26 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 January - 26.  

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

1744  Death of Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683) on January - 26.  

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