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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

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1770  On January - 26 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  Achim v Arnim, writer on this day in history.  

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 January - 26.  

1786  Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times) on January - 26.  

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

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 January - 26.  

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 January - 26.  

1797  Russia, Prussia &Austria sign treaty on January - 26.  

1797  On January - 26 russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty  

1798  On January - 26 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 January - 26 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 January - 26 juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876  

1814  On January - 26 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 January - 26 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 January - 26.  

1828  On this day in history johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer  

1831  Mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates) on January - 26.  

1833  On January - 26 gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan  

1833  Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan on January - 26.  

1837  On this day in history 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  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 January - 26.  

1667  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies was born on this day in history.  

1708  William Hayes, composer was born on January - 26.  

1714  On January - 26 birth of jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)  

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 January - 26.  

1109  On January - 26 albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies  

1567  On January - 26 death of nicholas Wotton, English diplomat  

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  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 January - 26.