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This Day in History for January 26 – Australia Founded and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1788 – Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia (More info)

1961 – President John F. Kennedy appoints Janet Travell as his personal physician, making her the first woman in history to hold the post (More info)

1992 – Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons (More info)

1998 – President Bill Clinton denies having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky (More info)

2006 – During a live broadcast of her daytime TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey famously confronts author James Frey about fabrications in his memoir, ‘A Million Little Pieces’ (More info)

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