January 26: Day of the Week
January 26, 2018 was the 26th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
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January 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1500Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
- 1841The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes.
- 1856First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
- 1911Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
- 1949The 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).
- 1960Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
- 1961John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
- 1966The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
- 2004A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
- 2028New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1781Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet (d. 1831)
- 1826Julia Dent-Grant, First Lady of the United States (d. 1902)
- 1891Frank Costello, Italian-born American gangster (d. 1973)
- 1891Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
- 1918Nicolae Ceauşescu, Romanian dictator (d. 1989)
- 1919Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)
- 1925Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper editor (d. 2004)
- 1958Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
- 1968Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
- 1978Corina Morariu, American tennis player
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