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History for January 26:

Events:
1788 - First settlement established by the English in Australia.
1837 - Michigan becomes the 26th state.
1841 - Hong Kong is proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain
1905 - World's largest diamond found, the Cullinan diamond.
1926 - Television is first demonstrated by J.L. Baird in London.
1950 - India becomes a republic ceaseing to be a British dominion
1954 - Ground breaking for Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, in Anaheim, CA.
1961 - First woman `personal physician to the President' - JG Travell.
1976 - Israel opens the "Good Fence" to Lebanon.
1979 - Nelson Rockefeller former VP and 4 time governor of NY dies.

Birthdays:
1715 - Claude Helvetius, French philosopher
1831 - Mary Dodge, Writer (`Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates')
1880 - Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He did return!
1923 - Anne Jeffereys in North Carolina
1925 - Paul Newman, Actor, Racer, Popcorn mogul
1928 - Eartha Kitt, Singer
1928 - Roger Vadim, Film Director
1929 - Jules Feiffer, Playwright
1935 - Bob Uecker, Sports personality
1944 - Angela Davis, Black activist
1961 - Wayne Gretzky, hockey player

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