1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited

1683 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties .

1800 – John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House

1922 – Ottoman Empire abolished

1928 – 1 st celebration of Authors’ Day

1954 – General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator of Cuba, overthrown by the revolution of 1959

1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.

1956 – Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union

1956 – Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms

1956 – Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection

1957 – World longest suspension bridge opens ( Mackinac Straits Mich )

1959 – Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo

Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo).

1981 – Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Antigua is located in the Caribbean region. It is an
island in Leeward Islands of the West Indies.

The national day of Antigua and Barbuda is celebrated on November 1. On this day in 1981, Antigua became an independent state within the
Commonwealth Realm system. Queen Elizabeth II became the first queen of the nation and Vere Cornwall Bird became the first Prime Minister.

1998 – The European Court of Human Rights is instituted .

2012 – Google ‘s Gmail becomes the world ‘s most popular email service


1979 – Delgado, Angolan footballer


1894 – Tsar Alexander III of Russia ( b. 1845) Reigned from 1881

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This day in #history 26/01

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


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


1949 – Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind ), dies at 65

2012 – Ian Abercrombie , English actor , dies from
kidney failure at 77


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