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Tuesday January 26, 2021

January 26: Day of the Week

January 26, 2021 is the 26th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

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January 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1565
    Battle 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.
  • 1837
    Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker.
  • 1924
    Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad.
  • 1949
    The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
  • 1961
    John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
  • 1978
    The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US, strikes the Ohio – Great Lakes region with heavy snow and winds up to 100 mph (161 km/h).
  • 1992
    Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  • 2009
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1924
    Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1925
    Joan Leslie, American actress
  • 1927
    Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1943
    Jean Knight, American singer
  • 1960
    Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
  • 1962
    Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
  • 1968
    Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
  • 1970
    Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer
  • 1971
    Bryan Callen, American actor
  • 1987
    Mia Rose, English/Portuguese singer

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