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January 28 - General (Calendar Date)

January 28th - Basic Facts:
  • January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 337 days remaining until the end of the year (338 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 27.
  • Next day is January 29.
January 28th Births (Here)

January 28th Deaths (Here)

January 28 Events:

1077 – Walk to Canossa - excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
1521 – The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
1547 – Henry VIII dies - 9 year old son, Edward VI becomes King.
1573 – Articles of the Warsaw Confederation signed - sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the 1st British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
1724 – The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
1754 – Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
1813 – Pride & Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
1820 – A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen & Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
1846 – Battle of Aliwal in India - won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
1855 – The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
1871 – Franco-Prussian War - Siege of Paris ends in French defeat & an armistice.
1896 – Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent became the first person to be convicted of speeding.
1902 – The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, D.C. - $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
1909 – United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
1915 – United States Coast Guard created by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1916 – Louis D. Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
1917 – Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
1918 – Finnish Civil War - Rebels seized control of Helsinki, & members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
1921 – A symbolic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is installed beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to honor the unknown dead of World War I.
1922 – Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses.
1932 – Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
1933 – The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan & is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1935 – Iceland is the 1st Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
1938 – The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 kilometres per hour (268.9 mph).
1941 – French-Thai War - Final air battle of the conflict.
1945 – Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road (World War II).
1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks.
1964 – A U.S. Air Force jet training plane that strays into East Germany is shot down by Soviet fighters near Erfurt; all 3 crewmen are killed.
1965 – Flag of Canada (current design) is chosen by an act of Parliament.
1981 – Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price & allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis & begin the 1980s oil glut.
1982 – US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
1985 – Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
1986 – Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff.
2002 – TAME Flight 120 (Boeing 727-100) crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.


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