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 This day in History - January 26
425 Historic Events for January 26
1979

"Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on CBS's vast wasteland

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1979

Nelson Rockefeller, former VP and (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70

Death
1979

Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Neth

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1980

175,000 pay to hear FRANK SINATRA sing in Rio de Janeiro!

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1980

Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations

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1980

Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4« minutes

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1980

Islanders and Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game

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1981

Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 v Australia at Adelaide Oval

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1982

Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland

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1982

Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins

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1983

Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69

Death
1983

Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from Calif

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1984

Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders

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1984

US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters and a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, NJ

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1985

James Cameron, journalist, dies

Death
1985

Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season

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1985

42th Golden Globes: Amadeus wins

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1986

Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic

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1986

Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda

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1986

Superbowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE

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1986

Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ

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1987

14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie and Alabama

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1987

Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title

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1988

Australia's 200th anniversary-parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbor

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1988

"Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ perfs

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