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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Sunday, 24 May 2015

1770  Alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly on this day in history.  

1771  On January - 26 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  Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol on this day in history.  

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  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 January - 26.  

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

1790  On January - 26 mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna  

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 January - 26 russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty  

1798  On January - 26 christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49  

1802  On January - 26 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  Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72 on January - 26.  

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

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  Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26] on this day in history.  

1824  On January - 26 edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies  

1826  On January - 26 julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)  

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

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  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 People Born On This Day In History

1497  Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1541  Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596) was born on January - 26.  

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 January - 26.  

1714  Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage) was born on January - 26.  

1715  Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1716  On January - 26 birth of george Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville  

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

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

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

1636  On January - 26 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  On this day in history guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59  

1744  On January - 26 death of ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)