Wednesday, January 26, 2011
American Football Super Bowl XXXVII: The Ta Bay Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 48–21.
A 50-year-old DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, killing 24.
An earthquake hits Gujarat, India. More than 20,000 deaths.
Wednesday, January 26, 1994
Tuesday, January 26, 1993
Saturday, January 26, 1991
In South Africa, Nelson Mandela of the African National Congress and Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Inkatha Freedom Party agree to end the violence that had plagued relations between the two organizations.
Siad Barre is overthrown. Somalia enters civil war.
Saturday, January 26, 1980
Wednesday, January 26, 1977
is founded as a volunteer service organization for Canadian youths.
Saturday, January 26, 1974
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, was declared as a Federal Territory.
The present-day Hetch Hetchy Moccasin
Powerhouse, rated at 100,000 KVA, is completed and placed in operation.
steps into American Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, recording Long Black Limousine thus beginning the recording of what becomes his landmark comeback sessions for the albums "From Elvis in Memphis
" and "Back in Memphis". The sessions yield the popular and critically acclaimed singles Suspicious Minds, In the Ghetto and Kentucky Rain.
Fourteen men, nine of them Jews, are executed in Baghdad
for spying for Israel
Thursday, January 26, 1967
The United States, Soviet Union and United Kingdom sign the Outer Space Treaty.
Tuesday, January 26, 1965
agitations break out in India
, because of which Hindi
does not get National Language status and remains one of the 23 official languages of India
The annual telecasts of "The Wizard of Oz" resume after being temporarily discontinued in 1963. The reason for the film's not being shown that year is not made public, but it is possible that it was because of the recent assassination of President John F. Kennedy. If the then-established pattern of Christmas-season showings of the film had continued in 1963, the movie would have had to be shown in early December, only two weeks after the President's death.
U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith
, 66, announces her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
Saturday, January 26, 1963
is launched to study the Moon
it later misses the Moon
by 22,000 miles.
Thursday, January 26, 1961
Saturday, January 26, 1957
The Ibirapuera Planetarium (the first in the Southern Hemisphere) is inaugurated in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
Thursday, January 26, 1956
Thursday, January 26, 1950
Wednesday, January 26, 1949
Teigin poison case: A man masquerading as a doctor poisons 12 of 16 bank employees of the Tokyo branch of Imperial Bank and takes the money artist Sadamichi Hirasawa
is later sentenced to death for the crime, but is never executed.
Brisbane, Australia swelters through its hottest day ever, 43.2 degrees Celsius (109.76 Fahrenheit).
Tuesday, January 26, 1937
The U.S. state of Michigan celebrates its Centennial Anniversary of statehood.
Thursday, January 26, 1928
Tuesday, January 26, 1926
John Logie Baird demonstrates a mechanical television system.
Saturday, January 26, 1924
Thursday, January 26, 1922
The sea defences at the English village of Hallsands
are breached, leading to all but one of the houses becoming uninhabitable.
Tuesday, January 26, 1915
Thursday, January 26, 1905
The Labor League Conference opens in Sydney
, with plans to form a Federal Labor Party. This is spelled Labor even in Australia
Troops loyal to the Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad conquer Khartoum.
Wednesday, January 26, 1870
Saturday, January 26, 1861
American Civil War: Louisiana
secedes from the Union.
Saturday, January 26, 1856
February ndash The Tintic War breaks out in Utah.
Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
First Battle of Seattle
: Marines from the drive off American Indian attackers after an all day battle with settlers.
Tuesday, January 26, 1841
occupies Hong Kong
. Later in the year, the first census of the island records a population of about 7,500.
Thursday, January 26, 1837
February ndash Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist" begins publication in serial form in London.
Tuesday, January 26, 1790
Mozart's opera Cosi Fan Tutte premiered in Vienna.
Saturday, January 26, 1788
Thursday, January 26, 1736
Tuesday, January 26, 1700
Treaty of Karlowitz is concluded. The Republic of Venice, Poland and Austria sign a peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Turks cede to Austria all their former territories in Transylvania, Slavonia, Croatia and the whole of Hungary except for the Banat of Temesvar. The Peloponnese and Dalmatia are ceded to Venice. Large parts of the Ukraine are ceded to Poland. The treaty marks a significant stage in the decline of the Ottoman Empire that has dominated eastern Europe since the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
Wednesday, January 26, 1684
March ndash End of the severe frost in Britain, starting the previous December, during which the Thames
was frozen in London, and the sea as far as
Tuesday, January 26, 1644
Thursday, January 26, 1589
Tuesday, January 16, 1565 (Julianian calendar)
The Battle of Talikota, a watershed battle fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan sultanates. The last Hindu kingdom in South India ended.
Monday, January 16, 1531 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 18, 1340 (Julianian calendar)
King Edward III of England is declared King of France.
Friday, January 20, 1077 (Julianian calendar)