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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

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

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 this day in history achim v Arnim, writer  

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

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  On this day in history the first English convicts arrive in Australia  

1788  The first group of European settlers arrives in Australia on this day in history.  

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

1789  On January - 26 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  Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna on this day in history.  

1795  Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

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

1798  Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1802  On this day in history 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 January - 26.  

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

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

1813  On January - 26 juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876  

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

1816  Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1828  Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)  

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

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

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

1541  On January - 26 birth of florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)  

1613  On January - 26 birth of johann Jakob Wolleb, composer  

1667  On this day in history birth of henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

1708  On January - 26 birth of william Hayes, composer  

1714  Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage) was born on January - 26.  

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  

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 January - 26.  

1567  Death of Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat on January - 26.  

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  Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59 on January - 26.  

1744  On January - 26 death of ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)