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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1802

    Library of Congress

    librarian and Joint Committee

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1802

    President Thomas Jefferson played an important role in establishing the structure of the Library of Congress. On January 26, 1802, he signed a bill that allowed the president to appoint the librarian of Congress and establishing a Joint Committee on the Library to regulate and oversee it. The new law also extended borrowing privileges to the president and vice president.




  • Riga, Lativa
    Thursday Jan 26, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    130 protesters were killed

    Riga, Lativa
    Thursday Jan 26, 1905

    There were also strikes in Finland and the Baltic coast. In Riga, 130 protesters were killed on 26 January [O.S. 13 January] 1905, and in Warsaw a few days later over 100 strikers were shot on the streets.




  • Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1921

    Akio Morita

    Born

    Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1921

    Akio Morita was born on January 26, 1921, in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.




  • China
    Friday Jan 26, 1923

    Chinese Civil War

    Joint statement by Sun and Soviet representative Adolph Joffe in Shanghai pledged Soviet assistance to China's unification

    China
    Friday Jan 26, 1923

    In 1923, a joint statement by Sun and Soviet representative Adolph Joffe in Shanghai pledged Soviet assistance to China's unification. The Sun-Joffe Manifesto was a declaration of cooperation among the Comintern, KMT and CPC. Comintern agent Mikhail Borodin arrived in China in 1923 to aid in the reorganization and consolidation of the KMT along the lines of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The CPC joined the KMT to form the First United Front.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Jan 26, 1924

    Hirohito

    Marriage

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Jan 26, 1924

    Prince Hirohito married his distant cousin Princess Nagako Kuni (the future Empress Kōjun), the eldest daughter of Prince Kuniyoshi Kuni, on 26 January 1924. They had two sons and five daughters.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1938

    Spanish Civil War

    Barcelona fell

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1938

    Barcelona fell on 26 January.




  • Glendale, California, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    Ronald Reagan

    Marriage

    Glendale, California, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman married on January 26, 1940 at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California.


  • The Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    Frank Sinatra

    1st Appearance with The New Band

    The Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
    Friday Jan 26, 1940

    On January 26, 1940, he made his first public appearance with the band (the Tommy Dorsey band) at the Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois,opening the show with "Stardust".


  • Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1949

    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong's Call-Up From The Navy arrived

    Naval Air Station Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1949

    Armstrong's call-up from the Navy arrived on January 26, 1949, requiring him to report to Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida for flight training with class 5-49.


  • Saigon, South Vietnam
    Friday Jan 26, 1951

    First Indochina War

    USS Windham Bay delivered Grumman F8F Bearcat fighter aircraft to Saigon

    Saigon, South Vietnam
    Friday Jan 26, 1951

    USS Windham Bay delivered Grumman F8F Bearcat fighter aircraft to Saigon on January 26, 1951.


  • Algeria
    Saturday Jan 26, 1957

    Algerian War

    Female FLN operatives again planted bombs

    Algeria
    Saturday Jan 26, 1957

    On the afternoon of Saturday 26 January, female FLN operatives again planted bombs in European Algiers, the targets were the Otomatic on Rue Michelet, the Cafeteria and the Coq-Hardi brasserie. The explosions killed 4 and wounded 50 and a Muslim was killed by Pied-Noirs in retaliation.


  • Cuba
    Monday Jan 26, 1959

    Raúl Castro

    Marriage

    Cuba
    Monday Jan 26, 1959

    Castro married Vilma Espín, a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemical engineering student and the daughter of a wealthy lawyer for the Bacardi rum company, on 26 January 1959.


  • Naples, Italy
    Friday Jan 26, 1962

    Lucky Luciano

    Death

    Naples, Italy
    Friday Jan 26, 1962

    On January 26, 1962, Luciano died of a heart attack at Naples International Airport.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 26, 1976

    Jimmy Carter

    First choice of only four percent of Democratic voters

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 26, 1976

    When Carter entered the Democratic Party presidential primaries, he was considered to have little chance against nationally better-known politicians; his name recognition was two percent. As late as January 26, 1976, Carter was the first choice of only four percent of Democratic voters.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1993

    Bosnian War

    The ARBiH seized control of several villages in the area

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1993

    By 26 January, the ARBiH seized control of several villages in the area, including Kaćuni and Bilalovac on the Busovača–Kiseljak road, thus isolating Kiseljak from Busovača. In the Kiseljak area, the ARBiH secured the villages northeast of the town of Kiseljak, but most of the municipality and the town itself remained in HVO control.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Private Session

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 26, 1999

    On the following day, Rep. Bryant moved to call witnesses to the trial, a question that the Senate had scrupulously avoided to that point. In both cases, the Senate voted to deliberate on the question in private session, rather than public, televised procedure.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Jan 26, 2000

    Second Chechen War

    Russian government announced that 1,173 servicemen had been killed in Chechnya

    Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Jan 26, 2000

    On 26 January 2000, the Russian government announced that 1,173 servicemen had been killed in Chechnya since October, more than double the 544 killed reported just 19 days earlier.


  • India
    Friday Jan 26, 2001

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2001 Gujarat Earthquake

    India
    Friday Jan 26, 2001

    The 2001 Gujarat earthquake, also known as the Bhuj earthquake, occurred on 26 January, India's 52nd Republic Day and lasted for over 2 minutes. The epicentre was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of Chobari in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat, India. The intraplate earthquake reached 7.7 on the moment magnitude scale and had a maximum felt intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The earthquake killed between 13,805 and 20,023 people (including 18 in southeastern Pakistan), injured another 167,000 and destroyed nearly 400,000 homes.


  • Christmas Island
    Saturday Jan 26, 2002

    Christmas Island

    The Christmas Island Flag Became Official

    Christmas Island
    Saturday Jan 26, 2002

    In early 1986, the Christmas Island Assembly held a design competition for an island flag; the winning design was adopted as the informal flag of the territory for over a decade, and in 2002 it was made the official flag of Christmas Island.


  • Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA
    Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    The Beatles

    McCartney and Starr performed together

    Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA
    Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    On 26 January 2014, McCartney and Starr performed together at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


  • London, England
    Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    Google LLC

    Google announced It Had agreed to acquire DeepMind Technologies

    London, England
    Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    On January 26, 2014, Google announced it had agreed to acquire DeepMind Technologies, a privately held artificial intelligence company from London.


  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Thursday Jan 26, 2017

    Adidas

    Releasing The Latest Adidas EQT Line

    Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Thursday Jan 26, 2017

    The latest adidas EQT line released in a "Turo Red" Pack on January 26, 2017, and included models such as the adidas EQT Support 93/17, EQT Support ADV, and EQT Support Ultra. adidas.com is one of the few online retailers.


  • California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 26, 2020
    9 AM

    Kobe Bryant

    The Helicopter Crash Death

    California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 26, 2020
    9 AM

    At 9:45 a.m. the helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and caught on fire. Bryant, his daughter, and the other seven occupants were killed. This also started a quarter-acre bush fire. At 9:47 a.m. authorities were called. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department attended the scene, and paramedics rappelled from a helicopter to the scene to look for survivors. The fire was difficult to extinguish due to the presence of magnesium, but the fire had been extinguished by 10:30 a.m. Initial reports indicated that the helicopter crashed in the hills above Calabasas in a heavy fog. Witnesses reported hearing a helicopter struggling before crashing.


  • Shantou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jan 26, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Shantou partial lock-down

    Shantou, Guangdong, China
    Sunday Jan 26, 2020

    On 26 January, the city of Shantou in Guangdong declared a partial lockdown, though this was reversed two hours later. This created chaos, as residents rushed to supermarkets to stock food as soon as the lockdown was declared until the authorities reversed their decision. Caixin said, that the wording of Shantou's initial declaration was "unprecedentedly strict" and will severely affect residents' lives if implemented as-is. Shantou's Department for Outbreak Control later clarified, that they will not restrict traveling, and all they would do, is to sterilize vehicles used for transportation. A total of 2,014 confirmed 2019-nCoV cases have been reported globally reported by the WHO


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