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 This day in History - January 26
425 Historic Events for January 26
1781

Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

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1781

Achim v Arnim, writer

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1784

Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol

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1786

Benjamin Robert Haydon, Plymouth, painter (Waiting for The Times)

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1788

Capt Arthur Phillip hoists English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wales

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1789

John Odell signs contract for œ336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx)

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1790

Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna

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1795

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer, dies at 62

Death
1797

Russia, Prussia and Austria sign treaty

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1798

Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49

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1802

Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library

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1803

Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72

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1814

Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876

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1816

Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

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1819

Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]

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1824

Edward Jenner, discoverer (vaccination), dies

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1824

Th‚odore G‚ricault, French painter (Grand Derby d'epsom), dies

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1826

Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)

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1828

Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer

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1831

Mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates)

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1833

Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan

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1837

Michigan admitted as 26th US state

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1838

Tennessee becomes 1st state to prohibit alcohol

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1841

Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain

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1849

Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45

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