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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev fires top airport security officials, two days after a suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport killed 35 people and injured 130. //edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/01/26/russia.airport.explosions/index.html (CNN) //en.rian.ru/russia/20110126/162311278.html (RIA Novosti)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde announces the collapse of his coalition government in the wake of the country's financial crisis. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7851415.stm (BBC)

Monday, January 26, 2004

A whale explodes in Tainan City, Taiwan, while being transported through the town to a university for a necropsy.//web.archive.org/web/20050909142010///www.etaiwannews.com/Taiwan/2004/01/27/1075168255.htm Taiwan News Online /Sperm whale explodes in Tainan City

Sunday, January 26, 2003

American Football Super Bowl XXXVII: The Ta Bay Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 48–21.

Friday, January 26, 2001

An earthquake hits Gujarat!confirmed here, India, killing more than 12,000.
A 50-year-old DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, killing 24.
An earthquake hits Gujarat, India. More than 20,000 deaths.

Friday, January 26, 1996

Whitewater scandal: U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies before a grand jury.

Wednesday, January 26, 1994

Tuesday, January 26, 1993

Václav Havel is elected President of the Czech Republic.

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.
A deadly earthquake kills at least 1,200 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Siad Barre is overthrown. Somalia enters civil war.
Siad Barre is succeeded by Ali Mahdi Muhammad in Somalia.

Saturday, January 26, 1980

Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.//www.historyorb.com/countries/egypt?p=3 Historyorb.com

Wednesday, January 26, 1977

Katimavik is founded as a volunteer service organization for Canadian youths.

Sunday, January 26, 1975

Immaculata University defeats the University of Maryland 80-48 in the first nationally televised women's basketball game in the United States.//news.google.com/newspapers?id=TYZPAAAAIBAJsjid=iQUEAAAAIBAJpg=3918,4742960dq=immaculatahl=en Women Cagers Make TV Debut, "Ocala (FL) Star-Banner, January 27, 1975, p2B
Immaculata University defeats the University of Maryland 80-48 in the first nationally televised women's basketball game in the United States.//news.google.com/newspapers?id=TYZPAAAAIBAJsjid=iQUEAAAAIBAJpg=3918,4742960dq=immaculatahl=en Women Cagers Make TV Debut, "Ocala (FL) Star-Banner, January 27, 1975, p2B

Saturday, January 26, 1974

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, was declared as a Federal Territory.
Fire breaks out in the Joelma Building in São Paulo, Brazil 177 die, 293 are injured, 11 die later of their injuries.
Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (37th government, partner MSP )

Monday, January 26, 1970

Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.

Sunday, January 26, 1969

Reverend Ian Paisley, hardline Protestant leader in Northern Ireland, is jailed for 3 months for illegal assembly.
The present-day Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse, rated at 100,000 KVA, is completed and placed in operation.
Elvis Presley 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.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry.
"Apollo 1": U.S. astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White, and Roger Chaffee are killed when fire breaks out in their Apollo spacecraft during a launch pad test.

Tuesday, January 26, 1965

Anti-Hindi 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.

Sunday, January 26, 1964

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.
France and the People's Republic of China announce their decision to establish diplomatic relations.
U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith, 66, announces her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.

Saturday, January 26, 1963

The Australia Day shootings rock Perth, Western Australia 2 people are shot dead and 3 others injured by Eric Edgar Cooke.

Friday, January 26, 1962

Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon it later misses the Moon by 22,000 miles.

Thursday, January 26, 1961

John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician, the first woman to hold this appointment.

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

India promulgates its constitution, forming a republic, and Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first president.

Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Australian citizenship comes into being and Constitution of India was prepared.

Monday, January 26, 1948

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.

Friday, January 26, 1945

WWII: Infantry action at Holtzwihr, France, for which Audie Murphy is awarded the Medal of Honor.{{cite web|url=//www.arlingtoncemetery.org/historical_information/audie_murphy.html |title=ANC-AMurphy |publisher=Arlingtoncemetery.org |date= |accessdate=2012-01-16}}

Monday, January 26, 1942

WWII: The first American forces arrive in Europe, landing in Northern Ireland.

Friday, January 26, 1940

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.
The Soviet Union executes 31 people for alleged Trotskyism.
The Ohio River floods.

Sunday, January 26, 1930

The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence).

Thursday, January 26, 1928

The volcanic island Anak Krakatau appears.{{cite web|title=Anak Krakatoa|url=//www.todayinsci.com/12/12_29.htm|work=Today in Science History|publisher=Todayinsci|accessdate=2012-01-30}}{{cite book|first=Amie Jane|last=Leavitt|title=Anatomy of a Volcanic Eruption|publisher=Capstone Press|year=2011}}

Tuesday, January 26, 1926

John Logie Baird demonstrates a mechanical television system.

Saturday, January 26, 1924

Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) is renamed Leningrad.

Thursday, January 26, 1922

Italian forces occupy Misrata in Libya. The reconquest of Libya begins.

Friday, January 26, 1917

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

The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

Thursday, January 26, 1905

The Cullinan Diamond is found near Pretoria, South Africa at the Premier Mine.

Friday, January 26, 1900

The Labor League Conference opens in Sydney, Australia, with plans to form a Federal Labor Party. This is spelled Labor even in Australia.

Monday, January 26, 1885

Troops loyal to the Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad conquer Khartoum.

Wednesday, January 26, 1870

Reconstruction: Virginia rejoins the Union.

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.
The 223-mile North Carolina Railroad is completed from Goldsboro through Raleigh and Salisbury to Charlotte.{{cite web|url=//www.historync.org/railroads.htm|title=Railroads — prior to the Civil War|work=North Carolina Business History|year=2006|accessdate=2011-08-26| archiveurl= //web.archive.org/web/20110726152211///historync.org/railroads.htm| archivedate= 26 July 2011 !DASHBot| deadurl= no}}
Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
First Battle of Seattle: Marines from the {{USS|Decatur|1839}} drive off American Indian attackers after an all day battle with settlers.

Friday, January 26, 1855

Tuesday, January 26, 1841

Britain occupies Hong Kong. Later in the year, the first census of the island records a population of about 7,500.{{cite book|first=John|last=Thomson|authorlink=John Thomson (photographer)|url=//irc.aa.tufs.ac.jp/thomson/vol_1/mother/102.html|chapter=Hong-Kong|title=Illustrations of China and Its People|volume=1|location=London|year=1873}}

Thursday, January 26, 1837

February ndash Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist" begins publication in serial form in London.
Michigan becomes the 26th state admitted to the United States.

Monday, January 26, 1835

Queen Maria II of Portugal marries Auguste de Beauharnais, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg, in Lisbon he dies only two months later.

Tuesday, January 26, 1790

Mozart's opera Cosi Fan Tutte premiered in Vienna.
Mozart\\'s opera Cosi Fan Tutte premiered in Vienna.

Saturday, January 26, 1788

Australia Day: Eleven ships of the First Fleet from Botany Bay, led by Captain Arthur Phillip, land at Sydney Cove (which will become Sydney), Australia, where he determines to establish the British prison colony of New South Wales, the first permanent European settlement on the continent.

Thursday, January 26, 1736

Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne.

Tuesday, January 26, 1700

"approx." 9 p.m.) ndash Cascadia earthquake: One of the largest earthquakes known ruptures the Cascadia subduction zone offshore from Vancouver Island spreading along more than 600 miles (966 km) of North America's West Coast to Cape Mendocino in northern California. The magnitude of the earthquake is estimated as between 8.7 and 9.2. Houses in First Nations communities on Vancouver Island collapse and an entire village on its west coast is destroyed with no survivors.Recorded in oral traditions of indigenous peoples in North America. {{cite web|url=//www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100228/quebec_earthquake_100228/20100228?hub=TopStoriesV2|title=3.9 magnitude earthquake rattles western Quebec|publisher=CTV.ca|accessdate=2010-02-28|date=2010-02-28| archiveurl= //web.archive.org/web/20100302205259///www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100228/quebec_earthquake_100228/20100228?hub=TopStoriesV2| archivedate= 02 March 2010 !Added by DASHBot}} The earthquake triggers an Orphan Tsunami which hits Japan approximately 10 hours later and is recorded as flooding fields and washing away houses.

Monday, January 26, 1699

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 {{convert|2|mi|km}} out from land freezes over. There was great loss of beast and of wildlife, especially birds. Similar reports from across Northern Europe.{{Cite book|title=Agricultural Records|last=Stratton|first=J.M.|publisher=John Baker|year=1969|isbn=0-212-97022-4}}
Marcantonio Giustinian is elected Doge of Venice.

Tuesday, January 26, 1644

FebruaryndashAugust ndash Explorer Abel Tasman's second expedition for the Dutch East India Company maps the north coast of Australia.
First English Civil War ndash Battle of Nantwich: The Parliamentarians defeat the Royalists, allowing them to end the 6-week Siege of Nantwich in Cheshire, England.

Thursday, January 26, 1589

Job is elected as the first Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

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)

Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake in which thousands die.

Tuesday, January 18, 1340 (Julianian calendar)

King Edward III of England is declared King of France.

Friday, January 20, 1077 (Julianian calendar)

Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor visits Pope Gregory VII as a penitent, asking him remove sentence of excommunication.
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