January 26

This Day in History

1905

Largest diamond found

At a mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine's superintendent. Christened the "Cullinan," it was the largest diamond crystal ever … (more...)

1788

First Fleet sets up first European colony in Sydney

The arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788 was certainly one of the most significant events in modern Australian history as this marked the start of European settlement on ancient Aboriginal … (more...)