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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Saturday, 18 April 2015

1770  Alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly on this day in history.  

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

1778  Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) on January - 26.  

1781  Achim v Arnim, writer on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol  

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

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

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

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

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  Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library on January - 26.  

1802  On January - 26 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  Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

1813  Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876 on January - 26.  

1814  On January - 26 rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876  

1816  On this day in history 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  On this day in history edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies  

1826  Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76) on January - 26.  

1828  On January - 26 johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer  

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

1833  Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan on January - 26.  

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

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

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  On January - 26 birth of florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)  

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

1667  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies was born on January - 26.  

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

1714  On January - 26 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 January - 26.  

Famous Deaths In January - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0946  On this day in history death of eadgyth, German Queen  

1109  On January - 26 albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies  

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

1744  On this day in history death of ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)