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Historical Events Happened In January - 26

Sunday, 26 October 2014

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  On January - 26 ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

1781  On this day in history achim v Arnim, writer  

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

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  Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay New South Wales as a penal colony on this day in history.  

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

1788  On January - 26 the first group of European settlers arrives in Australia.  

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

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

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

1798  Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1802  Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library on this day in history.  

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

1814  Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876 on January - 26.  

1816  Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

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

1824  Edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies on this day in history.  

1826  Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76) on January - 26.  

1828  On January - 26 johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer  

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 January - 26.  

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 January - 26 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 January - 26 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 January - 26.  

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

1708  William Hayes, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1715  Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher was born on January - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1109  Albericus of Côteaux, French saint, dies on January - 26.  

1567  Death of Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat on January - 26.  

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

1636  Death of Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552) on January - 26.  

1697  On January - 26 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 this day in history.