January 26 in History
1788January 26, 1788:
The first group of Europeans made up of Captain Arthur Philips and British convicts, arrive in Australia.
1926January 26, 1926:
Scottish inventor John Logie Baird publicly demonstrates the television for the first time.
1950January 26, 1950:
India achieves a Republic status as a nation fully independent from British colonial rule.
1979January 26, 1979:
The action-comedy television series, “The Dukes of Hazzard” makes its premiere on CBS.
1986January 26, 1986:
The Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots to become Super Bowl XX champions.
1988January 26, 1988:
“The Phantom of the Opera”, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber opens in New York City.
1998January 26, 1998:
US President Bill Clinton denies having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.
2001January 26, 2001:
An earthquake hits the surrounding area of Bhuj, Gujarati in India and kills approximately 20,000 people.
2006January 26, 2006:
TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey confronts author James Frey about inaccuracies and embellishments in his memoir, “A Million Little Pieces” during the latter’s appearance on her show.
2020January 26, 2020:
A helicopter with eight people on board, including retired basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter crashes, killing all of them.