THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 26/01


This day in #history 26/01
JANUARY 26TH
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1788 – Captain Arthur Phillip and british colonists
hoist the English flag on Botany Bay, New South
Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day

1841 – Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign
territory of Britain

1929 – Indian National Congress proclaims goal
for India ‘s independence

1950 – India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion

2004 – President Hamid Karzai signs the new
constitution of Afghanistan.

2005 – Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U .S .
Secretary of State , becoming the first African
American woman to hold the post

2013 – Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’ s
presidential election

2013 – Victoria Azarenka defeats Li Na to win the
women’ s singles at the 2013 Australian Open

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen- Jump , 1984)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1949 – Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind ), dies at 65
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2012 – Ian Abercrombie , English actor , dies from
kidney failure at 77

FAMOUS WEDDING

1940 – Actor Ronald Raegan (28) weds Academy
Award- winning actress Jane Wyman ( 23) at the
Wee Kirk o’ the Heather church in Glendale,
California

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