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Historical Events For January - 26

Thursday, 29 June 2017

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

1771  On January - 26 jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)  

1778  On January - 26 ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)  

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  Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol on January - 26.  

1786  On January - 26 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  On this day in history the first English convicts arrive in Australia  

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

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

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  Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna on this day in history.  

1795  On January - 26 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 this day in history.  

1798  Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49 on January - 26.  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1814  On January - 26 rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876  

1816  Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863 on January - 26.  

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

1824  On this day in history 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 January - 26.  

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  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 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 January - 26.  

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

1708  On this day in history birth of william Hayes, composer  

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

1715  On January - 26 birth of claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher  

1716  On this day in history birth of george Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville  

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Famous Deaths In January - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0946  Death of Eadgyth, German Queen on January - 26.  

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 January - 26 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 this day in history.  

1706  On this day in history guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59  

1744  On this day in history death of ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683)  

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