26th January

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2001 Earthquake - India & Pakistan A massive earthquake strikes western India and parts of Pakistan, killing many thousands of people
1973 Edward G Robinson dies American actor Edward G Robinson dies
1950 India becomes a republic The independent republic of India is born as the new president replaces the King as head of state and a new constitution is adopted.
1939 Spanish Civil War ends Barcelona falls to the forces of General Francisco Franco
1841 Hong Kong becomes a British territory. Hong Kong becomes a British territory.
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