26th January

The events happened on 26th January are :

1788 : First European settlement in Australia : On this day in 1788, Arthur Phillip, who had sailed into what is now Sydney Cove with a shipload of convicts, hoisted the British flag and established the first permanent European settlement on the continent of Australia.

1950 : India became a republic, achieving full independence from Great Britain.

1942 : The first U.S. expeditionary force to land in Europe during World War II reached Ireland.

1885 : British General Charles Gordon and other defenders of Khartoum were killed by Sudanese rebels.

1880 : Douglas MacArthur, the U.S. general who commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War II, administered postwar Japan during the Allied occupation that followed, and led United Nations forces during the first nine months of the Korean War, was born.

1837 : Michigan became the 26th U.S. state admitted to the Union.

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