What happened this day in history January 26

What are the important events that happened on January 26? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 26: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 26 is the 26th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 339 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 13, 2023 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 465,192 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosihexagon’ day.

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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 380 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,688 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 26 Historical Events

  • 1808
    Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
  • 1870
    American Civil War: Virginia rejoins the Union.
  • 1911
    Richard Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.
  • 1942
    World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo’s central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
  • 1966
    The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 2009
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1832
    George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)
  • 1918
    Philip José Farmer, American writer (d. 2009)
  • 1923
    Anne Jeffreys, American actress
  • 1943
    Jean Knight, American singer
  • 1958
    Ellen DeGeneres, American actress and comedian
  • 1978
    Kelly Stables, American actress
  • 1981
    Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan Composer/Conductor
  • 1984
    Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
  • 1986
    Hero, South Korean singer (TVXQ)
  • 1987
    Marlon Mario Brandao da Silveira, Brazilian footballer

Who died on January 26?

  • 1750
    Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist (b. 1686)
  • 1799
    Gabriel Christie, British general (b. 1722)
  • 1942
    Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (b. 1868)
  • 1952
    Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)
  • 1983
    Paul “Bear” Bryant, American football coach (b. 1913)
  • 1993
    Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian politician (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Frank Howard, American college football player and coach (b. 1909)
  • 1996
    Henry Lewis, American musician and conductor (b. 1932)
  • 2003
    Valeriy Brumel, Soviet track-and-field athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Carol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (b. 1920)

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