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What Happened on January 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Protesters and farmers storm the Red Fort near Delhi, clashing with police. One protester is killed and more than 80 police officers are injured.
2020 A Sikorsky S-76B flying from John Wayne Airport to Camarillo Airport crashes in Calabasas, 30 miles west of Los Angeles, killing all nine people on board, including former five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.
2015 An aircraft crashes at Los Llanos Air Base in Albacete, Spain, killing 11 people and injuring 21 others.
2015 Syrian civil war: The People's Protection Units (YPG) recaptures the city of Kobanî from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), marking a turning point in the Siege of Kobanî.[49]
2009 Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.[45]
2009 Nadya Suleman gives birth to the world's first surviving octuplets.
2001 The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India, leaving 13,805–20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.[42]
2001 Diane Whipple, a lacrosse coach, is killed in a dog attack in San Francisco, which clarified the meaning of implied malice murder.
1998 Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
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.
1974 Turkish Airlines Flight 301 crashes during takeoff from Izmir Cumaovası Airport (now İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport), killing 66 of the 73 people on board the Fokker F28 Fellowship.
1972 JAT Flight 367 is destroyed by a terrorist bomb, killing 27 of the 28 people on board the DC-9. Flight attendant Vesna Vulović survives with critical injuries.
1966 The three Beaumont children disappear from a beach in Glenelg, South Australia, resulting in one of the country's largest-ever police investigations.
1962 Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
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 the 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).[30]
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.[27]
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 declaration of non-aggression 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.
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.
1905 The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan, which weighs 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 is readmitted to 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.
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.
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.
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-parser-output .tooltip-dotted{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}Mw Lisbon earthquake kills about thirty thousand people.[2]
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
1997 Gedion Zelalem, German-born American soccer player
1924 Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (d. 2014)
1891 Frank Costello, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1973)
1885 Harry Ricardo, English engineer and academic (d. 1974)
1905 Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (d. 1987)
1965 Thomas Östros, Swedish businessman and politician
1958 Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
1943 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
1935 Corrado Augias, Italian journalist and politician
2009 YaYa Gosselin, American actress[78]
Famous People Deaths On January 26

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Date Name
1630 Henry Briggs, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1556)
1795 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German harpsichord player and composer (b. 1732)
1620 Amar Singh I, ruler of Mewar (b. 1559)
2020 John Altobelli, American college baseball coach (b. 1963)
1895 Arthur Cayley, English mathematician and academic (b. 1825)
2011 Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)
1932 William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded the Wrigley Company (b. 1861)
1968 Merrill C. Meigs, American publisher (b. 1883)
1993 Jan Gies, Dutch businessman and humanitarian (b. 1905)
1962 Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1897)