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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Thursday, 17 April 2014

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

1771  On this day in history jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)  

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 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 this day in history 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  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 this day in history 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  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  On this day in history russia, Prussia &Austria sign treaty  

1797  On this day in history 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  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 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  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  Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

1819  On this day in history abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]  

1824  On this day in history edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies  

1826  Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76) on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1837  On this day in history michigan admitted as 26th US state  

1838  Tennessee becomes first state to prohibit alcohol on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)  

1613  On this day in history birth of johann Jakob Wolleb, composer  

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

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

1714  Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage) was born on this day in history.  

1715  On this day in history birth of claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher  

1716  On this day in history 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  On this day in history albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies  

1567  Death of Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat on this day in history.  

1630  On this day in history death of henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)  

1636  Death of Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552) on this day in history.  

1697  On this day in history death of georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)  

1706  Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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