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King Edward III of England is declared King of France. (26. January 1340)

Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil. (26. January 1500)

Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake—thousands die. (26. January 1531)

The Council of Trent issues its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. (26. January 1564)

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Tsardom of Russia in the Battle of Ula during the Livonian War. (26. January 1564)

Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Islamic sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent. (26. January 1565)

Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. (26. January 1589)

Treaty of Karlowitz is signed. (26. January 1699)

The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake takes place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records. (26. January 1700)

Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne. (26. January 1736)

The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day (26. January 1788)

Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia. (26. January 1808)

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

Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States (26. January 1838)

The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes. (26. January 1841)

Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory. (26. January 1855)

First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers. (26. January 1856)

American Civil War: The state of Louisiana secedes from the Union. (26. January 1861)

American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker. (26. January 1863)

American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent. (26. January 1863)

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