January 26: Day of the Week
January 26, 2017 was the 26th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
January 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1565Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Islamic sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
- 1808Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
- 1838Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
- 1841The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes.
- 1934German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
- 1939Spanish Civil War: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.
- 1942World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
- 1945World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
- 2004President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
- 2009New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1826Julia Dent-Grant, First Lady of the United States (d. 1902)
- 1887Marc Mitscher, American admiral (d. 1947)
- 1905Maria von Trapp, Austrian-born singer (d. 1987)
- 1934Roger Landry, Canadian businessman and newspaper publisher
- 1958Ellen DeGeneres, American actress and comedian
- 1960Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
- 1965Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
- 1970Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer
- 1978Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
- 1979Sara Rue, American actress
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