January 26: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

January 26th marks the 26th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 339 days remaining until the end of the year (or 340 days in case of leap years). People born on this day are under the sign of Aquarius. Famous birthdays on this day include Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Paul Newman (1925) and Michel Sardou (1947).
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What happened on January 26th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Jan 26th, 2019 Nairobi Latema Road explosion: Two people were injured when an explosive device exploded outside a movie theatre in Nairobi's busy capital. This area was also the scene of an earlier attack this month.
  • Jan 26th, 2018 Syrian Civil War: Recep Tayyip Erdan, President of Turkey, says that the Afrin offensive will now be directed east towards Manbij, and the border to Iraq.
  • Jan 26th, 2017 Libyan Civil War (2014-present). Forces of Libyan National Army claim that they have captured one of Benghazi's last strongholds from Ansar al-Sharia.
  • Jan 26th, 2016 At least 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing attack at a checkpoint for the Syrian Army (SAA), in Homs. This includes around a dozen soldiers. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Jan 26th, 2015 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Kurdish fighters retake at least 90% of Kobani in Syria
  • Jan 26th, 2014 Taliban insurgency: Two soldiers and two civilians are killed when a suicide bomber targets an army bus in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
  • Jan 26th, 2013 Conflict in North-West Pakistan: At least 24 militants were killed in clashes with the Tehrik-e-Taliban (or Ansarul Islam) in Pakistan, near the border to Afghanistan.
  • Jan 26th, 2012 Tuareg Rebellion (2011-present: Tuareg rebels seize the fourth Malian city in less than a week.
  • Jan 26th, 2011 Following a clash between government security forces and muslim rebels in the Southern Philippines, three are killed.
  • Jan 26th, 2010 Spyker, a Dutch auto company, signs a deal with General Motors to purchase Sweden's Saab for US$74 Million in cash and $326,000,000 in deferred shares.
  • Jan 26th, 2009 Pfizer, the world's largest pharmaceutical company, announced that it would acquire Wyeth for US$68 million.
  • Jan 26th, 2008 The Democratic caucuses of South Carolina, USA choose Barack Obama to be their presidential candidate on November 8. John McCain is the Republican candidate.

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