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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

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 January - 26 achim v Arnim, writer  

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

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  On January - 26 captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay New South Wales as a penal colony  

1788  On January - 26 the first English convicts arrive in Australia  

1788  The first group of European settlers arrives in Australia on January - 26.  

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

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  Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62  

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

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

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

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

1813  Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876 on January - 26.  

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  Edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies on January - 26.  

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

1828  On January - 26 johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer  

1831  On January - 26 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  On this day in history gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan  

1837  Michigan admitted as 26th US state on January - 26.  

1838  On this day in history 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 January - 26.  

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

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

1667  On January - 26 birth of henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies  

1708  On January - 26 birth of william Hayes, composer  

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  George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville was born on January - 26.  

Famous Deaths In January - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0946  Death of Eadgyth, German Queen on January - 26.  

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

1744  Death of Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683) on January - 26.