On This Day in History for January 26 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 144 of 144

  • 1976 David Mamet's "American Buffalo" premieres in NYC
  • 1976 Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
  • 1978 Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void"
  • 1978 International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit

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1978 Mário Soares forms Portuguese government

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • 1978 Strikers riot in Tunisia, killing about 40
  • 1980 Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations
  • 1980 Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes
  • 1981 Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 v Australia at Adelaide Oval
  • 1982 Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland
  • 1982 For the first time since the 1930s, the unemployed population in UK rises above three million
  • 1983 Dutch British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
  • 1984 US navy exhibits Piasecki helistat-4 helicopters & a blimp able to lift 26 tons-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 1986 Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquers Kampala Uganda
  • 1988 Australian 200th anniversary parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbour
  • 1989 AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988
  • 1989 Madison Square Garden announces 2-year $100m renovation plan
  • 1989 Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia v West Indies, Sydney
  • 1989 US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus
  • 1990 Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic
  • 1991 Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church
  • 1991 NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winners (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)
  • 1992 Americans with Disabilities Act comes into effect
  • 1993 West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide

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1995 NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1997 Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant
  • 1998 Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip

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1998 President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2001 An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
  • 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.

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2005 Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, 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.
  • 2009 "I Run to You" single by Lady Antebellum is released (Grammy Award Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal 2009, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)
  • 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
  • 2014 21 people are killed after a tourist boat capsizes off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • 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

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