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Once Upon A Time – January 26 – 1972 – Serbian Air Stewardess Survives 10,160m Fall Without Parachute

1482 “Pentateuch” the Jewish Bible is 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy

1531 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die

1564 The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism

1788 Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day. Referred to as Invasion Day by some First Nations people.

1998 President Bill Clinton says “I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”

Historical Events Today Events In 2022

Today In Film & TV

1926 John Logie Baird gives the first public demonstration of television in his laboratory in London

Today In Music

1790 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” premieres at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria

Today In Sport

1871 The Rugby Football Union is formed at a meeting of 21 clubs at the Pall Mall Restaurant, London, England

1980 175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

1972 Serbian air stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute – world’s highest fall without a parachute

Famous Weddings

1858 Inventor Cyrus McCormick (48) weds Nancy Fowler

1905 General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances

1925 Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

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