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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Sunday, 01 March 2015

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1786  On January - 26 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.  

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

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

1790  On this day in history 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  On January - 26 russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty  

1798  On this day in history christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49  

1802  Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library on January - 26.  

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  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 January - 26.  

1813  On this day in history juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876  

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 January - 26.  

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  On this day in history johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer  

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

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  On January - 26 tennessee becomes first state to prohibit alcohol  

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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  Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1708  On this day in history birth of william Hayes, composer  

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

1715  Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher was born on January - 26.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59  

1744  Death of Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683) on this day in history.