Today in History

    What happened on the 26th of January in history?

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    • 1697
      Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time limit - solves problem before going to bed that same night
    • 1788
      1st settlement established by English in Australia (Sydney)
    • 1837
      Mich admitted as 26th US state
    • 1841
      Hong Kong was proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
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    • 1861
      La becomes 6th state to secede from US
    • 1871
      American income tax repealed
    • 1885
      Gen Gordon & troops slain by Sudanese in Khartoum
    • 1905
      World's largest diamond found Cullinan diamond
    • 1946
      Indian Republic Day
    • 1950
      India becomes a republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
    • 1954
      Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
    • 1961
      1st woman `personal physician to President' - JG Travell
    • 1976
      Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
    • 1979
      Nelson Rockefeller former VP & 4 time governor of NY died
    • 1980
      Islanders & Whalers had a penality free game
    • 1982
      Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
    • 1984
      Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
    • 1986
      Chicago Bears defeat Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl 20