A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 26th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On January 26, 1856, elements of the United States Marine Corps fought a battle against a most unlikely of opponents, Native American warriors of the tribes in the Washington Territory, a battle with the catchy sounding name, The Battle of Seattle.
On January 26, 1905, the South African earth gave up the largest gem-quality diamond in history!
On January 26, 1945, the heroic tale of America’s bravest soldier (according to me) reached its zenith when Audie Murphy performed the incredible feats of military courage and effectiveness that earned him the Medal of Honor.
On January 26, 1965, the Constitution of India was amended to make Hindi the official language of Government in India, with English relegated to a “subsidiary official language.”
On January 26, 2009, a single California woman gave birth to 8 babies at one time, becoming the first mother of octuplets that survived infancy.
On January 26, 2015, our North American readers were being slammed by an historic winter storm.
On January 26, 2015, we listed 10 more sets of famous siblings with whom you may or may not be familiar, but who at one point in time had been prominent.
On January 26, 2020, the United States and the entire world was shocked by the news feed that basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, age 41, had died in a helicopter crash in California.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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