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Daily Calendar for Thursday, January 26, 2023

Born

  • Joseph Brown (inventor)
  • Julia Dent Grant (U.S. First Lady)
  • Mary Elizabeth Dodge (author)
  • Elisabet Ney (sculptress)
  • Douglas MacArthur (army officer)
  • Sean MacBride (Irish statesman; awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his human rights work)
  • Maria Augusta von Trapp (musician)
  • Phillip Jose Farmer (author)
  • Anne Jeffreys (actress)
  • Paul Newman (actor)
  • Richard Keith Downey (agricultural scientist)
  • Bob Uecker (baseball player & actor)
  • Gene Siskel (movie critic)
  • Eddie Van Halen (musician)
  • Anita Baker (singer)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (comedienne & actress)
  • Wayne Gretzky (hockey player)

Died

  • Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (U.S. vice president)
  • Paul Bear" Bryant" (football coach)
  • Adella Wotherspoon (the last survivor of one of the deadliest disasters in New York history— the burning and sinking of the steamboat General Slocum in June 1904. She died at age 100, the youngest survivor having become the oldest)
  • Robert Hegyes (actor)
  • Cloris Leachman (actress)

Events

  • First settlers, including 717 convicts, arrived at Sydney, Australia
  • Peru seceded from Columbia
  • Michigan admitted as the 26th state of the Union
  • U.S. Congress established Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
  • Temple Beth Israel of Meridian, Mississippi, became the first Jewish congregation to allow women to perform functions of a rabbi
  • Canadian Coast Guard officially established
  • The Dukes of Hazzard made its television debut
  • Raiders became the first to play in four separate decades of Super Bowls

Weather

  • Destructive tornado hit factory in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
  • Columbia River froze at Fort Vancouver, Washington
  • The Ohio River was 28 feet above flood stage in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Midwest blizzard caused drifts up to 15 feet high

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