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Tuesday January 26, 2021

January 26: Day of the Week

January 26, 2021 was the 26th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 339 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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.
  • 1841
    The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes.
  • 1863
    American 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.
  • 1905
    The world’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3106.75 carat, is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
  • 1911
    Richard Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  • 1934
    German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1960
    Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
  • 1966
    The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
  • 2009
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Ox in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 26?

  • 1911
    Norbert Schultze, German composer and songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1924
    Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1935
    Corrado Augias, Italian journalist, writer and TV personality
  • 1942
    Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1943
    Austin “Jack” Warner, Trinidadian FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President
  • 1951
    Walt Willey, American actor
  • 1954
    Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • 1963
    Andrew Ridgeley, English musician
  • 1967
    Pradip Somasundaran, Indian playback singer
  • 1984
    Iain Turner, Scottish footballer

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