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  1. Reggie Miller, NBA Hall of Famer, couldn't escape his older sister Cheryl's shadow while in high school. On January 26, 1982, he scored a career high 40 points. He tried bragging about it on the car ride home, only to find out Cheryl scored 105 points and broken 8 national records!

  2. One of the largest earthquakes in North American history occurred on January 26, 1700. It was only documented by oral history in the First Nations populations, and collaborated by a Japanese record of a tsunami around the same time.

  3. The original plans for the Sydney Opera House projected a cost of $7 million and completion date of 26 January 1963. It was finished in 1973, ten years late, and at a cost of $102 million, some 1,500% over budget.

  4. He died in Mendham, New Jersey on January 26, 1893. Doubleday was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

  5. Nayarit was the twenty-eighth state admitted to the United Mexican States on January 26, 1917. It was admitted much later due to its smaller size and the fact that it was often the center of lawless rebellions against the central government.

  6. President Lincoln gave Hooker command of the Army of the Potomac on January 26, 1863.

  7. On January 26, 1926 Baird demonstrated his television for the Royal Institution and a reporter for the London Times.

  8. Vesna Vulović holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 metres (33,330 ft). Her fall took place after an explosion tore through the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367 on 26 January 1972 causing it to crash near Srbská Kamenice, Czechoslova

  9. The only blizzard ever in Louisville, KY was 38 years ago on January 26, 1978. It was termed the worst snow in over 100 years. Some school districts in Louisville were closed for over 1 month.

  10. January 26, Australia day, is not only the date the 1st Fleet Landed at Sydney in 1788, but is also of the date of the Rum Rebellion in 1808, the only successful armed takeover of government in Australian history

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John Logie Baird invented both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube. He demonstrated the first working television system on January 26, 1926.

Vesna Vulović who holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 metres (33,333 ft), after the explosion of JAT Flight 367 near Srbská Kamenice, Czechoslovakia, on 26 January 1972. She was the sole survivor of the accident.

In Australia for the Victorian State elections only, you are eligible to enrol and vote if you were a British subject enrolled between 26 October 1983 and 25 January 1984 inclusive.

The only blizzard ever in Louisville, KY was 38 years ago on January 26, 1978. It was termed the worst snow in over 100 years. Some school districts in Louisville were closed for over 1 month.

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The only blizzard ever in Louisville, KY was 38 years ago on January 26, 1978. It was termed the worst snow in over 100 years. Some school districts in Louisville were closed for over 1 month.

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Sylvia Marie Likens (January 3, 1949 – October 26, 1965) was an American murder victim. She was tortured to death by Gertrude Baniszewski, Baniszewski's children, and other young people from their neighborhood.

5.25 million awarded to five Google Lunar XPrize teams with the right stuff January 26, 2015

California's minimum wage is set to increase to $15 by January 1st, 2022 for employers who employ 26 or more employees.

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Fred Marriott’s world land speed record of 127.66 mph set in his steam-powered ‘Stanley Steamer’ on this day (26 January) 110 years ago was not bettered by a steam powered vehicle for more than a century

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The Redditor with the most combined (comments+posts) karma, as of January 2019, is the user GallowBoob with 26,227,632 karma. Assuming each comment and each post gained 50 karma, that would mean this user has posted around 524,553 posts/comments on Reddit.

January 26 is Celebrated as National Spouse Day in the United States.

Vesna Vulović who holds the world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 m (33,330 ft; 6.31 mi). She was the sole survivor after a briefcase bomb tore through the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367 on 26 January 1972. She later became a pro-democracy activist.

Vesna Vulović who holds the world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 m (33,330 ft; 6.31 mi). She was the sole survivor after a briefcase bomb tore through the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367 on 26 January 1972. She later became a pro-democracy activist.

The first recorded sighting of a koala by British settlers in Australia occurred 10 years after the new colony was established. The British landed in Sydney in 1788 and began the colony, with the first recording of a koala being exactly 10 years later (26 January 1798).

Australia's 1st fleet while 'Bound for Botany Bay' upon arrival found it unsuitable and moved north, landing in Sydney Cove on January 26 1788

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020

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