Thursday, January 26, 2012
JAN 26th VOLSTEAD ACT PASSES - PROHIBITION BEGINS
Famous Quote Said On January 26
Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!
Daniel Webster, 1830
Jan 26 Birthdays
Eddie Van Halen
Jan 26 In History
Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.
Television first demonstrated (John L Baird, London)
President Thomas Jefferson establishes the Library of Congress, currently the world's largest library
First European settlers land in Australia; this date eventually became "Australia Day"
English King Edward III proclaimed King of France
This Day in Business
Western Union discontinues the use of its telegram service, a service made useless with the invention of the telephone, fax machine, and internet.
This Day in Entertainment
The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre.
This Day in Geography
The last Dutch base on Recife is conquered by Portugese troops.
This Day in Sports
The Chicago Bears dominate the Pats in Super Bowl XX.
Republic Day (India) - Celebrates the Independence of India, when the Constitution of India became the governing document, in 1950.
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