According to Gregory calendar, January 26 is the day number 26 in a given year. January 26 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 26 January in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1500Spanish navigator, explorer, and conquistador Vicente YáñezPinzón reached the north coast of what today is Brazil.
1556The Mughal ruler Humayun died due to falling from the stairs.
1564Livonian War-A Lithuanian surprise attack resulted in a decisive defeat of the numerically superior Russian forces.
1699The signing of the Treaty of Karlowitz to conclude the Austro-Ottoman War marked the end of Ottoman control in much of Central Europeand the rise of the Habsburg Monarchy as the dominant power in theregion.
1736Stanislav I of Poland abdicated his throne.
1748Britain, Netherlands, Austria and Sardinia signed anti-France treaties.
1788Australia became a colony of Britain.
1808Governor of New South Wales William Bligh was deposed by the New South Wales Corps in the only successful armed takeover of government in Australia's recorded history.
1837Michigan became the 26th state of the United States.
1837Michigan became the 26th province of the United States.
1841Commodore Sir James Bremer raised the Union Jack at Possession Point and formally claimed Hong Kong as a colony for the British Empire.
1856Puget Sound War: United States Marines from the USS Decatur defeated Native American forces after an all-day battle with settlers in Seattle, Washington.
1863American Civil War-After the disastrous result of the Battleof Fredericksburg and a failed offensive against Robert E. Lee, UnionArmy General Ambrose Burnside was relieved from command of the Army ofthe Potomac.
1888The Lawn Tennis Association was established in England.
1905The Russian army surrendered at Port Arthur of the Qing Dynasty of China.
1905The world's largest 3106 carat diamond, Cullinan, was found in South Africa.
1907The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III, the second oldest military rifle still in official use, was introduced into British Military service.
1918A group of Red Guards hung a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the Finnish Civil War.
1931Hungary-Austria signed a peace treaty.
1945Audie Murphy engaged in action that won him a Medal of Honor And made him one of the most famous and decorated American combat soldiers of World War II.
1949The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory in California, the largest aperture optical telescope in the world for 28 years, saw firstlight.
1952Spontaneous anti-British riots erupted in Cairo following the killings of 50 Egyptian auxiliary police the day before.
1956The Winter Olympics began in the city of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
1958The Japanese boat sank near the southern Awaji island of Nankai, killing 167 people.
1966The three Beaumont children disappeared from a beach in Glenelg, South Australia, resulting in one of the country's largest-ever police investigations.
1977Katimwick was established as a volunteer service organization for Canadian youth.
1978American conspiracies resulted in a shameful agreement called Camp David. On the basis of this agreement, the overbearing Israel returned Egypt to the Sina Peninsula, and Egypt in turn formally acknowledged the existence of Israel.
1980Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations
1981Vayudoot air service started.
1982Mouno Koivisto was elected President of Finland.
1988Phantom of the Opera, the longest running Broadway play inaugurated.
1991Factions led by warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid and his rebel group, the United Somali Congress, ousted President of Somalia Siad Barre from office.
1993Australia is defeated by West Indies by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide.
1997Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya in 85th Australian Mens Tennis by 62, 63, 63.
1998Spice Girls and Baby face won the 25th American Music Award.
1998Intel launch 333 MHz Pentium II chip.
1998In a nationally televised press conference, US President Bill Clinton denied having 'sexual relations' with intern Monica Lewinsky.
2004Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the new constitution of the country.
2006Western Union discontinued ICT wire service.
2009Rioting broke out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking apolitical crisis that led to deposing of President Marc Ravalomanana.
2010James Cameron's film Avatar becomes the highest grossing film of all time. It has crossed the record of collection of his own film, Titanic.
2011Davos, Switzerland hosts the 41st World Economic Forum.
2012Illumina, a U.S. Australia gene sequencing company adopts a poison pill strategy, fighting against a hostile big by Roche Holding.
2013Anonymous, the group of hackers hacks into the U.S. sentencing Commission website.
2014In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 21 people died due to the sinking of a tourist boat.
2014Stanislas Wawrinka won his first Grand Slam title. He beat Rafael Nadal in 2014 Australian Open Final.
788Captain Arthur Phillip and the British First Flight landed at Sydney Cove on the shore of Port Jackson in present-day Sydney,establishing the first permanent European settlement in Australia.

Important Historical Events of 26 January in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1950i) The Constitution of India was passed after nearly 100 years of British rule and democracy was established in this country. ii) The Ashoka Pillar was adopted as the national emblem. iii) C. Rajagopalachari stepped down as Governor General and Rajendra Prasad became the first President of the country.
1950Indian independence movement-India officially became a republic under a new constitution, with Rajendra Prasad as its first president.
1972The national monument Amar Jawan Jyoti was installed at Delhi's India Gate.
2001The western part of India and many parts of Pakistan were affected by a major earthquake that caused thousands of people to fall asleep, as well as over 20,000 people in Gujarat.
2001Bhuj in India is hit by Earthquake causing great damage. Nearly 20,000 people were killed.

Important Days of 26 January National & International Days 🏁

International Customs DayInternational Day
Jammu And Kashmir Foundation DayNational Day
Republic Day (India)National Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 26 January 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1918B. D. Sharma / Politician / India
1933Anil Ganguly / Director / India
1956Diana Edulagee / Cricketer / India

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