Sunday, November 23, 2014

26 January - History and Importance of the Day

Australia Day
Republic Day - India

International Customs Day
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/international-customs-day/icd-2013.aspx


66 - 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

1500 Pinzon discovered Brazil
        http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pinzon-discovers-brazil?catId=6

1700 - The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.


1788 Australia Day - Captain Arthur Phillip landed in Australia with 11 ships. Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoisted the English flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales. Now the day is celebrated as Australia Day

        http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australia-day
        http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history.aspx
        http://australiaday.vic.gov.au/student-resources/factsheets/celebrating-on-26-january.html

1875 - Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green
1886 - Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
1905 - World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa
1929 - Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
1950 - India becomes a republic,
1967 - Chicago Blizzard strikes with a record 23 inches of snow fall causing 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned
1972 - Air stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute
1980 - Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes
2001 - An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
2004 - President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.



Birthdays

1918 – Nicolae Ceau┼čescu, Romanian politician, 1st President of Romania (d. 1989)

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