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Calendar day; January 26, 2016

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Tuesday, the 26th of January, 2016 is the 26th day in 2016 and in the 4th calendar week.
General Events:
Australia Day 2016
January 26, 2016 in Australia
Australia Day is celebrated on January 26, 2016. Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, which marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip.
In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.
Where is Australia Day?
Nationwide Australia
Indian Republic Day
January 26, 2016 in India
Indian Republic Day is observed on January 26, 2016. In India, Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force – on 26 January 1950 – replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.
It is one of three national holidays in India. The new constitution, as drafted and approved by the Constituent Assembly of India, was mandated to take effect on 26 January 1950–and India became a republic. While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution.
The main Republic Day celebration is held in the national capital, New Delhi, at the Rajpath before the President of India. Celebrations are also held with varying degrees of formality in state capitals, where the governor of the state unfurls the National Flag of India.
Where is Indian Republic Day?
Nationwide India
Delhi Republic Day Parade
January 26 – 29, 2016 in New Delhi
Delhi Republic Day parade is celebrated on January 26, 2016. The grand parade on Rajpath in New Delhi on 26 January is the main event of the celebration of India’s Republic Day which is a three-day celebration, culminating in the beating retreat ceremony on the evening of29 January. The parade showcases India’s military might and cultural diversity.
Where is Delhi Republic Day Parade?
Nationwide New Delhi
Spouse’s Day 2016
January 26, 2016 in the World
Spouse’s Day is celebrated on January 26, 2016. It is a day to enjoy and appreciate your better half. Spouse’s Day is a good reminder to show that special person in your life just how much you care and appreciate him or her. You can show your love in simple ways – just be a little bit creative!
A spouse is a partner in a marriage, civil union, domestic partnership or common-law marriage. The term is gender neutral, whereas a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse is a wife. The legal status of a spouse, and the specific rights and obligations associated with that status, varies by region and culture.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Peanut Brittle Day
January 26, 2016 in the USA
Brittle was one of the first types of candy ever made. Many ancient cultures that had access to molasses, honey, or sugar, produced some form of it.
The first peanut brittle recipe appeared in an American cookbook, but the exact origin of the confection is uncertain. According to one account, peanut brittle was a Celtic dessert. The Celts covered peanuts in sugar and baked them, and this eventually evolved into a caramel bark.
Peanut brittle can be a little tricky to make. Most recipes call for a candy thermometer to allow the baker to regulate the exact temperature, and the results can be affected by weather! If brittle is made on a humid day it will not hold its shape.
To celebrate National Peanut Brittle Day, try making your own brittle or pick some up at your favorite candy shop!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 26th January:
1482 – “Pentateuch” (Jewish Bible) 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy
1531 – Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
1564 – The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
1697 – Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli’s 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night
1700 – The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records
1788 – Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day
1808 – Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia
1841 – Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
1875 – Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green
1885 – Muhammad Ahmed (“Mahdi”) rebels conquer Khartoum
1905 – World’s largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa
1907 – The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.
1926 – 1st public demonstration of television by John Logie Baird in his laboratory in London
1934 – Nazi Germany & Poland sign 10-year non-aggression treaty
1948 – Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in US Armed Forces signed
1950 – India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion
1957 – India annexes Kashmir
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 – Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations
1998 – President Bill Clinton says “I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”
2004 – 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

 

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