Today in History, English
Today in History, English

10660January 26Birth1541 – Florent Chrestien, French poet and translator (d. 1596)
10661January 26Birth1595 – Antonio Maria Abbatini, Italian composer (d. 1679)
10662January 26Birth1708 – William Hayes, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1777)
10663January 26Birth1714 – Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (d. 1785)
10664January 26Birth1716 – George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1785)
10665January 26Birth1722 – Alexander Carlyle, Scottish minister and author (d. 1805)
10666January 26Birth1761 – Jens Zetlitz, Norwegian priest and poet (d. 1821)
10667January 26Birth1763 – Charles XIV John of Sweden (d. 1844)
10668January 26Birth1781 – Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet and author (d. 1831)
10669January 26Birth1813 – Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican philosopher and poet (d. 1876)
10670January 26Birth1826 – Julia Grant, American wife of Ulysses S. Grant, 19th First Lady of the United States (d. 1902)
10671January 26Birth1832 – George Shiras, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)
10672January 26Birth1842 – François Coppée, French poet and author (d. 1908)
10673January 26Birth1852 – Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (d. 1905)
10674January 26Birth1864 – József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (d. 1934)
10675January 26Birth1866 – John Cady, American golfer (d. 1933)
10676January 26Birth1878 – Dave Nourse, English-South African cricketer and coach (d. 1948)
10677January 26Birth1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
10678January 26Birth1882 – André Rischmann, French rugby player (d. 1955)
10679January 26Birth1885 – Michael Considine, Irish-Australian politician (d. 1959)
10680January 26Birth1885 – Harry Ricardo, English engine designer and researcher (d. 1974)
10651January 26Event2001 – An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
10652January 26Event2004 – President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
10653January 26Event2004 – 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.
10654January 26Event2005 – Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
10655January 26Event2009 – Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.
10656January 26Event2015 – A giant snow storm hits much of the Northeastern United States.
10657January 26Event2015 – A plane crash at Los Llanos Air Base in Albacete, Spain kills 11 people and injures 21 others.
10658January 26Event2015 – The Church of England ordains Libby Lane as its first female bishop.
10659January 26Birth1497 – Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)

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