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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

1770  Alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly on January - 26.  

1771  Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname) on this day in history.  

1778  Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis) on January - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

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.  

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

1789  On this day in history 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 January - 26.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1819  Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26] on January - 26.  

1824  On January - 26 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 this day in history.  

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

1833  Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan on this day in history.  

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

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  On January - 26 birth of johann Jakob Wolleb, composer  

1667  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies was born on January - 26.  

1708  On January - 26 birth of william Hayes, composer  

1714  On this day in history 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  George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville was born on January - 26.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0946  On January - 26 death of eadgyth, German Queen  

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

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

1630  Death of Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556) on January - 26.  

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 January - 26 guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59  

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

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