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Notable Historical Events for January 28th

1948President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators.

1981William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)

199118th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

198512th American Music Award: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

1819Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore

1865Confederate President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners

2001Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB

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

1581James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

1521Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms Germany (until May 25). Produced 'Edit of Worms' dennoucing Martin Luther

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Notable Birthdays on January 28th

1955Nicolas Sarkozy, Paris, President of France (2007-)

1873Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], Paris, French novelist and performer (Gigi)

1225Saint Thomas Aquinas, Roccasecca Italy, Italian thelogian and saint

1981Elijah Wood, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (Radio Flyer, Good Son)

1822Alexander Mackenzie, Logierait Scotland, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)

1957Nick Price, Durban South Africa, PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic)

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Notable Weddings on January 28th

1925Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France

1904German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

1961NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty

1982Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)

1867Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York

1949NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas

1993Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

1956Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois

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Notable Deaths on January 28th

1918John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

1596Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

1547Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55

814Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71

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