Today in History, English
Today in History, English

10951January 26Death2015 – Lee Spick, English snooker player (b. 1980)
10952January 26Holiday and observanceAustralia Day (Australia)
10953January 26Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:AlbericBlessed Gabriele AllegraPaulaTimothy and TitusJanuary 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
10954January 26Holiday and observanceDuarte Day (Dominican Republic)
10955January 26Holiday and observanceLiberation Day (Uganda)
10956January 26Holiday and observanceRepublic Day (India)
10957January 27Event98 – Trajan succeeded his adoptive father Nerva as Roman emperor under his rule the Roman Empire would reach its maximum extent.
10958January 27Event661 – The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the death of Ali.
10959January 27Event1142 – Song dynasty General Yue Fei is executed.
10960January 27Event1186 – Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
10961January 27Event1302 – Dante Alighieri, the poet and politician, is exiled from Florence, Italy, where he served as one of six priors governing the city.
10962January 27Event1343 – Pope Clement VI issues the papal bull Unigenitus to justify the power of the pope and the use of indulgences. Nearly 200 years later, Martin Luther would protest this.
10963January 27Event1593 – The Vatican opens the seven-year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
10964January 27Event1606 – Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
10965January 27Event1695 – Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan and Caliph of Islam in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
10966January 27Event1776 – American Revolutionary War: Henry Knox's "noble train of artillery" arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
10967January 27Event1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
10968January 27Event1825 – The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears".
10969January 27Event1868 – Boshin War: The Battle of Toba–Fushimi between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions begins, which will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
10970January 27Event1869 – Boshin War: Tokugawa rebels establish the Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
10971January 27Event1880 – Thomas Edison receives the patent on the incandescent lamp.
10972January 27Event1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.
10973January 27Event1909 – The Young Left is founded in Norway.
10974January 27Event1927 – Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
10975January 27Event1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
10976January 27Event1943 – World War II: The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany of the war.
10977January 27Event1944 – World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
10978January 27Event1945 – World War II: The Red Army liberates the remained inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp built by the Nazi Germans on the territory of Poland.
10979January 27Event1951 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
10980January 27Event1961 – Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.

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