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Historical Events For January - 26

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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

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 January - 26.  

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

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

1786  Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times) on this day in history.  

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 January - 26.  

1788  On this day in history the first group of European settlers arrives in Australia.  

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

1789  John Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx) on this day in history.  

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

1790  On this day in history mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna  

1795  On January - 26 johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62  

1797  Russia, Prussia &Austria sign treaty on this day in history.  

1797  On this day in history russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty  

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

1802  On January - 26 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 January - 26 georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72  

1808  Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia on January - 26.  

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

1814  On this day in history rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876  

1816  On January - 26 lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1819  On January - 26 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 January - 26.  

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 January - 26.  

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 January - 26.  

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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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of george Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville  

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

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

1630  Death of Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556) on this day in history.  

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

1697  Death of Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640) on January - 26.  

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)  

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