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Monday, January 27, 2014

January 26 - The Day in History

January 26 : General Interest
1788: Australia Day

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia... read more

American Revolution
1779 : Engagement at Burke County Jail

1979 : "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres

Civil War
1863 : Joseph Hooker takes over the Army of the Potomac

Cold War
1980 : U.S. Olympic Committee votes against Moscow games

1788 : First Australian penal colony established
1936 : So-called Mad Butcher terrorizes Cleveland

1974 : Cyclone Wanda causes flooding in Australia

General Interest
1500 : Pinzon discovers Brazil
1838 : Tennessee passes nation's first prohibition law
1939 : Franco captures Barcelona
1950 : Republic of India born

1934 : Sam Goldwyn buys rights to The Wizard of Oz

2006 : Oprah Winfrey takes James Frey to task for lying

1962 : "The Twist" ends record-setting run

Old West
1875 : Pinkertons maim Frank and Jesse James' mother

1961 : Kennedy appoints first female presidential physician
2005 : Bush appoints Rice as secretary of state

1986 : Bears beat Patriots in Super Bowl XX

Vietnam War
1970 : POW spends 2,000th day in captivity
1972 : North Vietnam rejects U.S. peace proposal

World War I
1918 : Ukraine declares its independence

World War II
1945 : Audie Murphy wounded
1945 : Soviets liberate Auschwitz


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