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January 26 marks several observances spanning diverse fields and interests. It is International Environmental Education Day, which is designed to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability. The day also is celebrated as International Customs Day, Dental Drill Appreciation Day, and more.

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Interesting Facts of January 26th

  1. 1. In 1788, the first of 11 ships carrying about 1,400 convicts, marines, and seamen arrived in New South Wales, effectively establishing a penal colony in Australia on January 26.
  2. 2. The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, weighing 5302.75 carats (1.06 kg) was found in South Africa on January 26, 1905.
  3. 3. NASA’s Ranger 3 spacecraft missed the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 kilometers) on this date in 1962.
  4. 4. The world's largest passenger ship, the Oasis class-Allure of the Seas, was launched on January 26, 2010.