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Sunday January 26, 2020

January 26: Day of the Week

January 26, 2020 was the 26th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 340 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1564
    The Council of Trent issues its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
  • 1700
    The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake takes place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
  • 1788
    The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
  • 1838
    Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The state of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
  • 1907
    The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the second oldest military rifle still in official use.
  • 1933
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1950
    The 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.
  • 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).
  • 2005
    Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1920
    Hans Holzer, American paranormal researcher (d. 2009)
  • 1924
    Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot politician
  • 1932
    Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer
  • 1935
    Bob Uecker, American baseball player and broadcaster
  • 1951
    Walt Willey, American actor
  • 1978
    Kelly Stables, American actress
  • 1986
    Gerald Green, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Marlon Mario Brandao da Silveira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987
    Mia Rose, English/Portuguese singer
  • 1993
    Cameron Bright, Canadian actor

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