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Today in History

January 26

Events:

1915   The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed

1340   King Edward III of England is declared King of France.

1785   Benjamin Franklin writes a letter to his daughter

1837   Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.

1841   The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong

1934   The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City.

2005   Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State

1788   The first penal colony is founded at Botany Bay, Australia.

Famous Birthdays:

1880   Douglas MacArthur (US General)

1925   Paul Newman (Actor)

1955   Eddie Van Halen (Guitarist)

1958   Ellen DeGeneres (Actress and Talk Show Host)

1958   Anita Baker (Singer)

1961   Wayne Gretzky (Hockey Player)

Today in History Archive:

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