TODAY IN HISTORY
On Jan. 26, 1788, the first European settlers in Australia, led by Capt. Arthur Phillip, landed in presentday Sydney.
In 1837, Michigan became the 26th state.
In 1870, Virginia rejoined the Union.
In 1934, the 125th Street Apollo Theater opened in New York City's Harlem district.
In 1962, the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon. It missed by more than 22,000 miles.
In 1988, The Andrew
Lloyd Webber musical “Phantom of the Opera” opened at Broadway's Majestic Theater.
In 1993, Vaclav Havel was elected president of the newly formed Czech Republic.
In 2009, Nadya Suleman gave birth in California to six boys and two girls, the world's longest-surviving set of octuplets.