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Importance of 26th January in History

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1998
US President Bill Clinton told a press conference that he had not had sexual relations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
United States
1983
Lotus 1-2-3, a popular spreadsheet application, was released .
United States
1979
Death of Nelson Rockefeller, 41st Vice-President of the United States
United States
1934
The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, re-opened and began accepting black performers for the first time. It became famous for launching the careers of many popular singers and entertainers
United States
1933
Death of Alva Belmont, American socialite and supporter of women’s suffrage.
United States
1926
John Logie Baird gives first demonstration of television
Great Britain
1908
Birth of Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist .
France
1907
A week of riots began over The Playboy of the Western World by JM Synge, at its first staging at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Ireland
1885
Fall of Khartoum, General Gordon killed
1808
Rum Rebellion: armed forces took control of New South Wales, Australia, ousting Governor William Bligh (of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ fame).
Australia
1788
First convicts (and free settlers) arrive in New South Wales (left Portsmouth 13 May 1787) — the 'First Fleet'; eleven ships commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip
Australia
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