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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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

1771  On January - 26 jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)  

1778  On this day in history ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

1781  On this day in history achim v Arnim, writer  

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

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

1786  On January - 26 benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)  

1788  On this day in history 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 January - 26.  

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

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

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  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  Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72 on January - 26.  

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  Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876 on January - 26.  

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 January - 26.  

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

1826  On January - 26 julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)  

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

1831  Mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates) on this day in history.  

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

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

1837  Michigan admitted as 26th US state on this day in history.  

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

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

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  Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher was born on this day in history.  

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  On January - 26 death of eadgyth, German Queen  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

1567  On January - 26 death of nicholas Wotton, English diplomat  

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

1636  Death of Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552) on January - 26.  

1697  On this day in history 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)