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Friday January 26, 2018

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.

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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)

  • 1500
    Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
  • 1841
    The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes.
  • 1856
    First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
  • 1911
    Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
  • 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).
  • 1960
    Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
  • 1961
    John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
  • 1966
    The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 2004
    A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
  • 2028
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1781
    Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet (d. 1831)
  • 1826
    Julia Dent-Grant, First Lady of the United States (d. 1902)
  • 1891
    Frank Costello, Italian-born American gangster (d. 1973)
  • 1891
    Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • 1918
    Nicolae Ceauşescu, Romanian dictator (d. 1989)
  • 1919
    Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)
  • 1925
    Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • 1958
    Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
  • 1968
    Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
  • 1978
    Corina Morariu, American tennis player

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