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.
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)
- 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.
- 1837Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
- 1863American 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.
- 1924Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad.
- 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).
- 1961John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
- 1978The 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).
- 1992Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
- 1998Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
- 2009New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1924Alice Babs, Swedish singer
- 1925Joan Leslie, American actress
- 1927Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
- 1943Jean Knight, American singer
- 1960Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
- 1962Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
- 1968Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
- 1970Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer
- 1971Bryan Callen, American actor
- 1987Mia Rose, English/Portuguese singer
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