January 26: Day of the Week
January 26, 2022 was the 26th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1808Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
- 1841The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes.
- 1855Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory.
- 1863American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
- 1950The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
- 1960Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
- 2001An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
- 2009New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 26?
- 1904Seán MacBride, Irish statesman, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
- 1908Rupprecht Geiger, German painter (d. 2009)
- 1922Seán Flanagan, Irish Gaelic footballer and politician (d. 1993)
- 1924Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
- 1927Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
- 1935Bob Uecker, American baseball player and broadcaster
- 1961Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1976Willie Adler, American guitar player
- 1982Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guiness World Records holder for the “World’s largest feet”
- 1986Thiago Pereira, Brazilian swimmer
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