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 This day in History - January 26
425 Historic Events for January 26
1884

Roy Chapman Andrews, US, scientist/explorer

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1885

Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum

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1885

Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51

Death
1886

Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor

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1886

Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)

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1887

Enrique E Ecker, Cura‡ao, bacteriologist

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1887

Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-admiral (WW II-Task Force 58)

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1887

Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians

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1891

Nicholaus Otto, auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies

Death
1891

Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)

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1891

Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua," premieres in NYC

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1893

Abner Doubleday, credit with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday

Death
1893

Bessie Coleman, 1st black airplane pilot

Birth
1895

Arthur Cayley, mathematician, dies

Death
1897

Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army

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1899

Wyllis Cooper, Pekin Ill, TV narrator (Volume One)

Birth
1900

Henrik Ibsen's "Naar vi Dode Vaaguer," premieres in Stuttgart

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1901

Ervin Major, composer

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1902

Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)

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1902

Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer

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1902

Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)

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1904

Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail)

Birth
1904

John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64

Death
1904

Sean MacBride, Dublin, statesman/Amnesty Intl co-founder (Nobel '74)

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1905

Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire

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