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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1699Treaty of Carlowitz is signed.
- 1788The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
- 1837Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
- 1885Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum.
- 1907The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the second oldest military rifle still in official use.
- 1918Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hangs a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers’ Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war.
- 1933New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1934German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
- 1934The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
- 1991Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1852Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (Pietro Paolo Savorgnan di Brazzà), explorer (d. 1905)
- 1885Michael Considine, Australian politician (d. 1959)
- 1892Bessie Coleman, American pioneer aviator (d. 1926)
- 1893Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
- 1922Michael Bentine, British comedian (d. 1996)
- 1925Joan Leslie, American actress
- 1943Austin “Jack” Warner, Trinidadian FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President
- 1949Jonathan Carroll, American author
- 1973Melvil Poupaud, French actor
- 1986Thiago Pereira, Brazilian swimmer
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