This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride of all the fascinating things that happened today on 26 January!
People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of history. Now, let’s take a tour of “This Day in History – 26 January”.
1788 – Australian Day
Australia day is celebrated annually since 1788. On this day, the first fleet of British ships arrived at New South Wales and raised the flag of Great Britain.
1926 – The first television display by John Baird
John Logie Baird was a Scottish electrical engineer and inventor. He demonstrated the world’s first working television system.
1950 – Republic Day of India
Since 1950, Republic Day of India is annually observed on 26 January to commemorate the adoption of the country’s Constitution. It declared India as a sovereign, secular and democratic nation. This day is a national holiday.
1958 – Ellen DeGeneres’ birthday
Ellen Lee DeGeneres, best known for her TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is an American comedian and television host.
2020 – Kobe Byrant’s death anniversary
Kobe Bean Bryant was a highly successful American professional basketball player. He spent his entire career playing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Unfortunately, he was a victim of a fatal helicopter crash. He passed away along with everyone else on board, including his daughter.