TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - ENTERTAINM­ENT -

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.

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