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 This day in History - January 26
425 Historic Events for January 26
1905

Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music"

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1905

John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)

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1905

Charles Lane, SF Calif, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show)

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1905

Arnold Sch”nberg's "Pelleas und Melissande," premieres in Vienna

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1905

World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found

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1905

Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea

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1907

J M Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens; police are called

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1907

1st federal corrupt election practices law passed

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1907

Eddie Ballantine, Chicago, orch leader (Don McNeill TV Club)

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1907

Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)

Birth
1908

Stephane Grappelli, British (?) jazz/violinist

Birth
1910

Marijan Lipovsek, composer

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1910

Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)

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1910

Heavy rains cause floods in Paris

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1911

Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego

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1911

Norbert Schultze, composer

Birth
1911

Polykarp Kusch, US, nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955

Birth
1911

Charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67

Death
1911

Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden

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1912

Cora Baird, NYC, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran and Ollie)

Birth
1913

Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for being a pro

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1913

William Prince, Nichols NY, actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)

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1913

Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (Love and Marriage)

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1914

Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)

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1914

600 Dutch textile workers go on strike

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