On This Day for 26th January

Historical Events

  • 1482 "Pentateuch" (Jewish Bible) 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy
  • 1531 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
  • 1564 The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
  • 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day
  • 1998 President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

Did You Know?

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

On January 26th, 1905

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