What Happened on January 26, 1788

Historical Events

British Empire

Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day. Referred to as Invasion Day by some First Nations people.

1788 Highlights

About January 26, 1788

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 235 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius