World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - January 26
425 Historic Events for January 26
66

5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Event
1109

Albericus of CŒteaux, French saint, dies

Death
1340

English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

Event
1531

Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die

Event
1613

Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer

Birth
1654

Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife

Event
1666

France declares war on England and Munster

Event
1667

Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies

Birth
1689

Jean Racine's "Esther," premieres in Saint-Cyr

Event
1697

Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

Event
1699

Venice, Poland and Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey

Event
1706

Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59

Death
1708

William Hayes, composer

Birth
1714

Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)

Birth
1715

Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher

Birth
1716

George Sackville Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

Birth
1722

Prestonpans

Birth
1736

Stanislaw Lesczynski flees Polish throne

Event
1742

Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, composer

Birth
1748

Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer

Birth
1748

England, Netherlands, Austria and Sardinia sign anti-French treaty

Event
1763

Charles XIV, French marshall, king of Sweden and Norway (1818-44)

Birth
1770

Alexander Carlyle, Moderator of General Assembly

Birth
1771

Jacob Andries van Braam, colonial director (Suriname)

Birth
1778

Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)

Birth