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What Happened on January 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 An aircraft crashes at Los Llanos Air Base in Albacete, Spain, killing 11 people and injuring 21 others.
2009 Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.
2001 The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 13,805-20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.
1998 Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
1992 Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
1991 Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
1986 The Ugandan government of Tito Okello is overthrown by the National Resistance Army, led by Yoweri Museveni.
1980 Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
1972 JAT Fight 367 is destroyed by a terrorist bomb, killing 27 of the 28 people on board the DC-9. Flight attendant Vesna VuloviĿ survives with critical injuries.
1965 Hindi becomes the official language of India.
1962 Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
1961 John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be the first woman Physician to the President.
1956 Soviet Union cedes Porkkala back to Finland.
1952 Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
1950 The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
1949 The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
1945 World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
1945 World War II: Audie Murphy displays valor and bravery in action for which he will later be awarded the Medal of Honor.
1942 World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
1939 Spanish Civil War: Catalonia Offensive: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.
1934 The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
1934 German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
1930 The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj ("Complete Independence") which occurred 17 years later.
1926 The first demonstration of the television by John Logie Baird.
1920 Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
1918 Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hangs a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war.
1915 The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1911 Glenn Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
1905 The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
1885 Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum, killing the Governor-General Charles George Gordon.
1870 Reconstruction Era: Virginia rejoins the Union.
1863 American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker.
1863 American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from the Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
1861 American Civil War: The state of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
1856 First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
1855 Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory.
1841 James Bremer takes formal possession of Hong Kong Island at what is now Possession Point, establishing British Hong Kong.
1838 Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
1837 Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
1808 The Rum Rebellion is the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in New South Wales.
1788 The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on Australia. Commemorated as Australia Day.
1736 Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne.
1700 The 8.7-9.2 Mw Cascadia earthquake takes place off the west coast of North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
1699 For the first time, the Ottoman Empire permanently cedes territory to the Christian powers.
1565 Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan sultanates, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
1564 The Council of Trent establishes an official distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
1564 The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Tsardom of Russia in the Battle of Ula during the Livonian War.
1531 The 6.4-7.1 Mw Lisbon earthquake kills about thirty thousand people.
1500 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
661 The Rashidun Caliphate is effectively ended with the assassination of Ali, the last caliph.
Famous People Born on January 26

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Year Name
1908 Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
1965 Natalia Yurchenko, Russian gymnast and coach
1989 Emily Hughes, American figure skater
1927 José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran businessman and politician, President of Honduras (d. 2005)
1946 Gene Siskel, American journalist and film critic (d. 1999)
1963 Tony Parks, English footballer and manager
1991 Tom Meechan, English footballer
1948 Alda Facio, Costa Rican jurist, writer and teacher 
1951 David Briggs, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1885 Harry Ricardo, English engineer and academic (d. 1974)
Famous People Deaths On January 26

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Date Name
1983 Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (b. 1913)
1968 Merrill C. Meigs, American publisher (b. 1883)
2000 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (b. 1912)
1567 Nicholas Wotton, English courtier and diplomat (b. 1497)
1962 Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1897)
2014 José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet and author (b. 1939)
2000 Don Budge, American tennis player and coach (b. 1915)
2012 Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1924)
1990 Lewis Mumford, American sociologist and historian (b. 1895)
1870 Victor de Broglie, French politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (b. 1785)