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Historical Events For January - 26

Friday, 20 October 2017

1770  On this day in history alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly  

1771  Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname) on January - 26.  

1778  On January - 26 ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

1781  Achim v Arnim, writer on January - 26.  

1784  Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol on this day in history.  

1784  Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol on January - 26.  

1786  Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times) on this day in history.  

1788  On January - 26 captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay New South Wales as a penal colony  

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

1788  On January - 26 the first group of European settlers arrives in Australia.  

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1788  On this day in history captain Arthur Phillip hoists the English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day  

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

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

1790  On January - 26 mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna  

1795  Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62 on January - 26.  

1797  On January - 26 russia, Prussia &Austria sign treaty  

1797  Russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty on this day in history.  

1798  Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49 on January - 26.  

1802  On this day in history congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library  

1802  On this day in history 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  

1803  On this day in history georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72  

1808  On January - 26 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 January - 26.  

1814  On this day in history rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876  

1816  Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on January - 26.  

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

1824  On January - 26 edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies  

1826  On this day in history julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)  

1828  On this day in history johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer  

1831  On January - 26 mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)  

1833  On January - 26 gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan  

1833  Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan on this day in history.  

1837  Michigan admitted as 26th US state on January - 26.  

1838  Tennessee becomes first state to prohibit alcohol on January - 26.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1497  Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1541  Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596) was born on this day in history.  

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

1667  On January - 26 birth of henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

1708  William Hayes, composer was born on January - 26.  

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  On January - 26 birth of george Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville  

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Famous Deaths In January - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0946  Death of Eadgyth, German Queen on January - 26.  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies on January - 26.  

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

1630  On January - 26 death of henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)  

1636  On January - 26 death of jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)  

1697  On January - 26 death of georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)  

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 January - 26.  

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