History January 26th

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    0066 - 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    1340 - English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

    1697 - Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

    1699 - Venice, Poland and Austria sign peace treaty with Turkey

    1784 - Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol

    1789 - John Odell signs contract for œ336 to build St Peter's church (Bronx)

    1790 - Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna

    1837 - Michigan admitted as 26th US state

    1841 - Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain

    1886 - Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor

    1905 - World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found

    1911 - Glenn Curtiss pilots 1st successful hydroplane, San Diego

    1915 - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo established

    1962 - US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)

    1978 - International Ultraviolet Explorer placed in Earth orbit

    1989 - US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus

    1990 - Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica and South Atlantic

    1998 - Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip

    1998 - Pres Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"