Historical Events on January 26 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 224 of 224

  • 2001 An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
  • 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S

Sport awardTennis Open

2003 91st Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Rainer Schuttler (6-2, 6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

2003 91st Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-6, 3-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2003 19th Sundance Film Festival: "American Splendor", directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2004 President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
  • 2004 A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 2005 Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
  • 2006 Western Union discontinues its telegram service.
  • 2010 After 6 consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, the UK economy officially finally comes out of recession with a GDP growth of 0.1%
  • 2013 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
  • 2013 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • 2013 The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz
  • 2013 Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
  • 2013 101st Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na (4-6, 6-4, 6-3)

Music awardsMusic Awards

2014 56th Grammy Awards: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, and Daft Punk win

Singer Lorde
  • 2014 21 people are killed after a tourist boat capsizes off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Sport awardTennis Open

2014 102nd Men's Australian Open: Stanislas Wawrinka beats Rafael Nadal (6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • 2014 NFL Pro Bowl: Team Rice beats Team Sanders 22-21
  • 2014 30th Sundance Film Festival: "Whiplash", directed by Damien Chazelle, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2015 Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England
  • 2016 Cold snap across East Asia leads to more than 50 deaths and 60,000 travellers stranded in South Korea
  • 2016 Leader of Oregon militia occupying Malheur wildlife refuge arrested and another killed in shoot-out with Federal agents