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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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.


  • 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.


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