On This Day in History for January 26

Events in History

  • 66 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1340 English king Edward III proclaimed king of France
  • 1482 "Pentateuch" the Jewish Bible is 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy
  • 1500 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot in Brazil
  • 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
  • 1589 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
  • 1654 Portuguese troops conquer last Dutch base on Recife
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