Today in History - Historical Events - January 26th

← Dec Feb → January

Historical Events | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events on January 26th

198714th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama

1980175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

1975Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in NYC

1995NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

199785th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63)

1961"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1

201456th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win

1891Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua," premieres in NYC

1942Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Marshal Rommel

1939Franco conquers Barcelona

1697Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

1918Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

1998President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

199165th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61)

1934Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

1960Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

1913Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

1862Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive, General George McClellan ignores order

1956Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1340English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

January 26th Historical Events
Date Event
66
5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
1340
English king Edward III proclaimed king of France 
1482
"Pentateuch" (Jewish Bible) 1st printed as a book in Bolongna, Italy 
1500
Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot in Brazil. 
1531
Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die 
1564
The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. 
1589
Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. 
1654
Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife 
1666
France declares war on England & Munster 
1689
Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr 
1697
Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night 
1699
Venice, Poland & Austria sign Treaty of Carlowitz with Ottoman Empire 
1700
The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records. 
1736
Stanislaw I of Poland abdicates his throne. 
1748
Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty 
1784
Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol 
1788
Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the English flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day 
1789
John Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx) 
1790
Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna 
1797
Russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty 
1802
Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library 
1808
Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia. 
1833
Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan 
1837
Michigan admitted as 26th US state 
1838
Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States 
1841
Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain 
1850
1st German language daily newspaper in US published, NYC 
1861
Louisiana secedes from the Union (US Civil War) 
1862
Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive, General George McClellan ignores order 
1863
American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment) 
1870
Virginia rejoins US 
1871
British Rugby Union forms 
1871
US income tax repealed 
1875
Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green 
1881
Union of Baptists Communities forms in Foxholl 
1882
France government of Gambetta falls 
1884
1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria 
1885
Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum 
1886
Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor 
1887
Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians 
1891
Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua," premieres in NYC 
1897
Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army 
1900
Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer," premieres in Stuttgart 
1905
Arnold Schoenberg's "Pelleas und Melissande," premieres in Vienna 
1905
Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea 
1905
World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa 
1907
1st federal corrupt election practices law passed 
1907
J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called 
1907
The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use. 
1907
In Austria, universal and direct suffrage (limited to males over 24) is introduced, a reform long demanded by the socialists and others 
1910
Heavy rains cause floods in Paris 
1911
Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego 
1911
Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden 
1913
Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional 
1914
600 Dutch textile workers go on strike 
1914
Vatican puts Belgian Nobel winner Maeterlinck's works in their index 
1915
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo established 
1918
Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort 
1920
Amadeo Modigliani's mistress jumps out of a window 
1920
Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer. 
1921
Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms 
1921
Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers 
1922
Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony," premieres in London 
1924
Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal 
1926
1st public demonstration of television by John Logie Baird in his laboratory in London 
1927
Maxwell Anderson's "Saturday's Children," premieres in NYC 
1929
Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence 
1930
Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories) 
1931
Hungary-Austria sign peace treaty 
1931
Lynn Riggs' "Green Grow the Lilacs," premieres in NYC 
1932
British submarine M-2 sinks in Channel (60 dead) 
1932
KUT-AM in Austin Texas changes call letters to KNOW 
1934
Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes 
1934
Nazi Germany & Poland sign non-attack treaty for 10 years 
1934
The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City. 
1934
German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed. 
1939
Federal Hall National Monument established 
1939
Filming begins on "Gone With the Wind" 
1939
Franco conquers Barcelona 
1940
Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains 
1942
1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland 
1942
Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Marshal Rommel 
1945
Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp 
1947
KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die 
1948
Executive Order 9981, end segregation in US Armed Forces signed 
1949
WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1950
India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion 
1951
Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1954
Ground breaking begins on Disneyland 
1956
7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy 
1956
Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1956
Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR 
1957
Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites," premieres 
1957
Dutch PSP, Pacifist Socialistic Party, forms 
1957
India annexes Kashmir 
1957
Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as Pres of Milwaukee Braves 
1958
H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense 
1958
Jack Smith takes over for Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It" 
1958
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational 
1958
Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed. 
1959
Italy government of Fanfani resigns 
1959
KOKH TV channel 25 in Oklahoma City, OK (IND/PBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points 
1960
Oakland enters AFL 
1960
Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot 
1961
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1 
1961
1st woman "personal physician to president"-JG Travell 
1962
Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's 
1962
Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard 
1962
David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia 
1962
US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km) 
1962
"Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools 
1963
"Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 perfs 
1963
Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone 
1965
South Vietnam milt coup under general Nguyen Khanh 
1966
Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2) 
1966
The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia. 
1967
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
1967
Chicago Blizzard strikes with a record 23 inches of snow fall causing 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned 
1968
Israeli submarine Dakar sinks in Mediterranean Sea, 69 die 
1969
"Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances 
1969
Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government 
1970
Pendleton, Ford & Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in NYC 
1971
Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes 
1972
Air stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute 
1973
Belgium government of Leburton forms 
1975
Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in NYC 
1976
6th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 23-20 
1976
Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals 
1976
David Mamet's "American Buffalo," premieres in NYC 
1976
Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon 
1976
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20 
1977
Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki 
1978
Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void" 
1978
International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit 
1978
Mario Soares forms Portuguese government 
1978
Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40 
1979
"Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland 
1979
Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Neth 
1980
175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro 
1980
Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game 
1980
Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations 
1980
Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes 
1981
Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 v Australia at Adelaide Oval 
1982
Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins 
1982
Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland 
1983
Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from Calif 
1984
Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders 
1984
US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, NJ 
1985
42th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins 
1985
Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season 
1986
Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ 
1986
Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic 
1986
Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda 
1986
Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE 
1987
14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama 
1987
Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title 
1988
"Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ perfs 
1988
Australian 200th anniversary parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbour 
1989
"Black & Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances 
1989
AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988 
1989
Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG 
1989
Madison Sq Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan 
1989
Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia v West Indies, Sydney 
1989
US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus 
1990
Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic 
1990
Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking black female in a major-league front office) 
1991
"Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances 
1991
65th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61) 
1991
Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church 
1991
Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter 
1991
Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame 
1991
NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50) 
1992
"Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 perfs 
1992
80th Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (63 36 64 62) 
1992
Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect 
1992
Super Bowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB 
1993
West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide 
1995
NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern 
1996
"Les Miserables," opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg 
1997
"Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances 
1997
85th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63) 
1997
Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant 
1997
Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans 
1998
25th American Music Award: Spice Girls & Babyface win 
1998
Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip 
1998
President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky" 
2001
An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths. 
2003
Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S 
2004
President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan. 
2004
A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion. 
2005
Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post. 
2005
Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles. 
2006
Western Union discontinues use of its telegram service. 
2010
After 6 consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, the UK economy officially finally comes out of recession with a GDP growth of 0.1% 
2013
30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt 
2013
10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan 
2013
The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz 
2013
Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic's presidential election 
2013
Victoria Azarenka defeats Li Na to win the women's singles at the 2013 Australian Open 
2014
56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win 
2014
21 people are killed after a tourist boat capsizes off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands 
2014
Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Tennis Open 
2016
After Setting iPhone Record, Apple Forecasts Rare Sales Drop 
2016
Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy, others arrested; 1 killed 
2017
Mexican president 'regrets and disapproves' Trump push for wall 
2017
President Donald Trump says he believes torture works 
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31