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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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  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  Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol on this day in history.  

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  The first English convicts arrive in Australia on this day in history.  

1788  The first group of European settlers arrives in Australia on this day in history.  

1788  Captain Arthur Phillip hoists the English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  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  On this day in history georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72  

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

1816  On this day in history lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863  

1819  On this day in history abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 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  Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)  

1541  Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596) was born on this day in history.  

1613  Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history death of jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)  

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

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.