On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1887

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian Emperor John IV defeats Italians

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • Enrique E Ecker, Curacao, bacteriologist
  • Fran├žois Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), born in Aulnay-sur-lton, France (d. 1915)
  • Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-admiral (WW II-Task Force 58)