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    What happened on January 28

    • January 28, 1077 Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Heinrich IV

    • January 28, 1077 "Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted."

    • January 28, 1099 First Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria

    • January 28, 1262 Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north western storm

    • January 28, 1393 "Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)"

    • January 28, 1495 Pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France

    • January 28, 1521 "Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25."

    • January 28, 1547 "Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England."

    • January 28, 1547 "King Henry the Eighth of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son, Edward the Sixth."

    • January 28, 1561 By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended

    • January 28, 1573 "Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland."

    • January 28, 1581 James VI signs the 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

    • January 28, 1596 British admiral Sir Francis Drake dies off the Panama coast and is buried at sea.

    • January 28, 1613 Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune

    • January 28, 1624 "Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts."

    • January 28, 1689 English parliament ends king Charles II reign

    • January 28, 1724 "The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917."

    • January 28, 1754 "Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity."

    • January 28, 1760 "Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants."

    • January 28, 1788 Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France

    • January 28, 1807 London's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight

    • January 28, 1813 Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.

    • January 28, 1819 Sir Stamford Raffles first lands in Singapore much later a famous Hotel bears his name

    • January 28, 1820 Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovered the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.

    • January 28, 1821 Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica

    • January 28, 1824 William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)

    • January 28, 1830 "The opera ""Fra Diavolo"" is produced (Paris)"

    • January 28, 1846 "Battle of Aliwal, India won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith."

    • January 28, 1848 King of Naples grants his subjects a constitution

    • January 28, 1851 Northwestern University (Chicago) chartered

    • January 28, 1855 The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific on the Panama Railway.

    • January 28, 1858 John Brown organized raid on Arsenal at Harper's Ferry

    • January 28, 1860 Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua

    • January 28, 1864 "Battle of New Bern, NC"

    • January 28, 1865 President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners

    • January 28, 1871 Franco-Prussian War: Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.

    • January 28, 1871 Paris surrenders to Prussians

    • January 28, 1878 "Yale Daily News becomes the first daily, college newspaper in the United States."

    • January 28, 1881 Battle at Laing's Neck Natal Boers beat superior powered British

    • January 28, 1887 "England all out for 45 vs Australia SCG, their lowest total ever"

    • January 28, 1887 "In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick."

    • January 28, 1899 American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress

    • January 28, 1901 "Farrier Sergeant Major William James HARDHAM 4th Contingent, NZ Army Force, won the Victoria Cross at Naauwpoort, South Africa"

    • January 28, 1902 E.I. du Pont's Eugene du Pont dies at age 68

    • January 28, 1902 "The Carnegie Institute is established in Washington, D.C."

    • January 28, 1909 US military forces leave Cuba for 2nd time

    • January 28, 1911 Frenchman Henri Rougier wins first Rally of Monte Carlo

    • January 28, 1914 "Beverly Hills, California, is incorporated"

    • January 28, 1915 "The first US ship sunk in WWI, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)"

    • January 28, 1915 US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services

    • January 28, 1915 US President Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates

    • January 28, 1916 German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France

    • January 28, 1916 Louis D. Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

    • January 28, 1917 Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco.

    • January 28, 1918 "Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground."

    • January 28, 1918 Strike on Berlin ammunitions factory

    • January 28, 1918 Trotsky becomes leader of Reds

    • January 28, 1921 A symbolic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is installed beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to honour the unknown dead of World War I.

    • January 28, 1922 "American Pro Football Association renamed ""National Football League"""

    • January 28, 1922 "Knickerbocker Storm, Washington DC's biggest snowfall, causes Washington DC's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses."

    • January 28, 1923 "First ""Reichs Party"" (NSDAP) forms in Munich"

    • January 28, 1923 NSDAP first election in Munich

    • January 28, 1925 "-46F (-43C), Pittsburgh NH (state record)"

    • January 28, 1927 Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls

    • January 28, 1928 Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway at age 101

    • January 28, 1932 First US state unemployment insurance act enacted-Wisconsin

    • January 28, 1932 Japanese forces attack Shanghai.

    • January 28, 1933 German government of Von Schleicher falls

    • January 28, 1933 The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.

    • January 28, 1934 The first US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock VT)

    • January 28, 1935 Iceland becomes first country to legalize abortion

    • January 28, 1936 "Pravda criticizes Sjostakovitsj' ""Lady Macbeth"" opera"

    • January 28, 1938 The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195.

    • January 28, 1942 General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine

    • January 28, 1942 German troops occupy Benghazi Libya

    • January 28, 1944 683 British bombers attack Berlin

    • January 28, 1944 "Leonard Bernstein's ""Jeremiah,"" premieres in Pittsburgh"

    • January 28, 1944 U-271 & U-571 sunk off Ireland

    • January 28, 1945 Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java

    • January 28, 1945 "General ""Vinegar Joe"" Stillwell & truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China"

    • January 28, 1945 Swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands

    • January 28, 1945 World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.

    • January 28, 1946 "Bluenose, Canada's greatest sailing ship, founders on a Haitian reef."

    • January 28, 1947 """Bay Psalm"" book auctioned for a record $151,000"

    • January 28, 1949 UN Security council condemns Dutch aggression in Indonesia

    • January 28, 1950 "Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud"

    • January 28, 1951 """La Vie Commence Demain,"" which depicted artificial insemination & is the first X-rated movie, opened in London"

    • January 28, 1953 Derek Bentley hanged for a murder carried out by Christopher Craig.

    • January 28, 1958 Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate begin their murder spree with the killings of her parents and infant sister.

    • January 28, 1958 Construction began on first private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor

    • January 28, 1958 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

    • January 28, 1959 Soviet Union wins 62-37 for first international basketball loss by US

    • January 28, 1960 Goon Show's final episode on BBC

    • January 28, 1961 Republic of Rwanda proclaimed

    • January 28, 1962 "Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives"

    • January 28, 1963 "-34F (-37C), Cynthiana KY (state record)"

    • January 28, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Moody Blues - Go Now

    • January 28, 1965 The Who make their first appearance on British TV

    • January 28, 1970 Lubomr Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia

    • January 28, 1973 """Barnaby Jones"" premieres on CBS TV"

    • January 28, 1973 "Ron Howard appears on M*AS*H in ""Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"""

    • January 28, 1978 """Fantasy Island"" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV"

    • January 28, 1978 Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife

    • January 28, 1980 37th Golden Globes Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field wins

    • January 28, 1980 USCGC Blackthorn (WLB-391) collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Bay Florida and capsizes; killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.

    • January 28, 1981 "Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision"

    • January 28, 1981 William J Casey becomes the 13th director of CIA (until 1987)

    • January 28, 1982 "At the direction of Attorney General William French Smith, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began reporting to the Director of the FBI. The FBI and DEA were given concurrent jurisdiction over narcotics violations and have worked together on these matters since this time."

    • January 28, 1982 "Italian special forces rescue U.S. Brigadier General James L. Dozier, who had been kidnapped by the Red Brigades."

    • January 28, 1982 US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces after 42 days of captivity under the Red Brigades.

    • January 28, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax

    • January 28, 1984 "Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany"

    • January 28, 1986 """Uptown... It's Hot!"" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY for 24 performances"

    • January 28, 1986 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 seconds after liftoff

    • January 28, 1986 "Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC"

    • January 28, 1987 US Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo

    • January 28, 1988 Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional

    • January 28, 1989 "46th Golden Globes Rain Man, Working Girl"

    • January 28, 1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - Marc Almond with Gene Pitney - Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart

    • January 28, 1990 """Independent on Sunday"" begins publishing in London"

    • January 28, 1990 East German agreement to form all-party government

    • January 28, 1991 """A Closer Look"" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV"

    • January 28, 1991 18th American Music Award M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

    • January 28, 1991 Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule

    • January 28, 1994 "Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose CA, 1 dead"

    • January 28, 1994 The first trial of accused murderer Lyle Menendez ends in a mistrial. He and his brother Erik are later found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

    • January 28, 1997 "Pasadena, Texas is cleaning up after a tornado touched down on the city's main drag"

    • January 28, 1997 "The Monday afternoon rush hour turned into a demolition derby as freezing rain pelted streets from Vancouver to Hope. Hundreds of accidents were reported throughout the LowerMainland. The most spectacular was a 15 vehicle, after it lost control on the slippery hill."

    • January 28, 1998 "Gunmen hold at least 400 children and teachers hostage for several hours at an elementary school in Manila, Philippines."

    • January 28, 1998 "Michelangelo, ""Christ & the Woman of Samaria,"" sold for $7.4 million"

    • January 28, 2002 "TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92."

    • January 28, 2004 Lord Hutton publishes his report into the death of UN weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly.







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