On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1788

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip

1788 Highlights

About January 26, 1788

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 232 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius