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Notable Historical Events on January 28th

1958Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

1865Confederate President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners

1819Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore

1813Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.

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

1581James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

198037th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field wins

1077German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent Walk to Canossa.

199684th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62)

1990Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

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

15479-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England

1724The 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.

1956Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)

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

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

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

199078th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret)

198963rd Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4 6-4)

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

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

1931Bradman scores 220 NSW v Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours

January 28th Historical Events
Date Event
1077
German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent Walk to Canossa. 
1099
1st Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria 
1262
Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north westerly storm 
1393
Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents) 
1495
Pope Alexander VI (Roderic Llançol i de Borgia) gives his son Cesare as hostage to Charles VIII of France 
1521
Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms Germany (until May 25). Produced 'Edit of Worms' dennoucing Martin Luther 
1547
9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England 
1561
By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended 
1573
Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland. 
1581
James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland 
1624
Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts. 
1689
English parliament resolved that the throne is vacant 
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. 
1754
Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity 
1760
Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants. 
1787
Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes 
1788
Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France 
1807
London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight 
1813
Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom. 
1814
Stendahl's 1st book is published 
1819
Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore 
1820
Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev thought to be first to sight mainland Antarctica 
1820
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and his expedition become the first people to sight the Antarctic mainland (continental Antarctic mountains) 
1824
William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40) 
1830
Opera "Fra Diavolo," premieres in Paris 
1846
Battle of Allwal, British beat Sikhs in Punjab (India) 
1848
King of Naples grants his subjects a constitution 
1851
Northwestern University (Chicago) chartered 
1855
The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway. 
1860
Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua 
1864
Battle of New Bern, NC 
1865
Confederate President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners 
1871
Paris surrenders to Prussians 
1878
1st telephone exchange (New Haven, CT) 
1878
George W Coy hired as 1st full-time telephone operator 
1878
Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper 
1881
Battle at Laing's Neck Natal: Boers beat superior powered British 
1887
England all out for 45 v Aust SCG, their lowest total ever 
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. 
1893
Edward Mcdowell's "Hamlet & Ophelia," premieres in Boston 
1899
American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress 
1902
Carnegie Institute founded in Wash DC 
1904
1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them 
1909
US military forces leave Cuba for 2nd time 
1911
Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo 
1914
1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC) 
1914
Beverly Hills, Ca, is incorporated 
1915
1st US ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK) 
1915
US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services 
1915
US Pres Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates 
1916
1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson 
1916
German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France 
1916
Opera "Goyescas," premieres (NYC) 
1917
Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California. 
1918
Strike on Berlin ammunition factory 
1918
Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground. 
1922
American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League" 
1922
J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL 
1922
Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses. 
1923
1st "Reichs Party" (NSDAP) forms in Munich 
1923
Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent 
1923
NSDAP 1st election in Munich 
1925
-46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record) 
1927
Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls 
1928
Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway 
1931
Bradman scores 220 NSW v Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours 
1932
1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin) 
1932
Japanese forces attack Shanghai. 
1933
French government of Paul Boncour falls 
1933
German government of Von Schleicher falls 
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. 
1934
1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock Vermont) 
1935
Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion 
1936
Pravda criticizes Sjostakovitsj' "Lady Macbeth" opera 
1941
French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day. 
1942
Soviet troops under General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine 
1942
German troops occupy Benghazi Libya 
1943
Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals 
1943
Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game 
1944
683 British bombers attack Berlin 
1944
Leonard Bernstein's "Jeremiah," premieres in Pittsburgh 
1944
U-271 & U-571 sunk off Ireland 
1945
Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java 
1945
Gen "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell & truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China 
1945
Swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands 
1947
"Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000 
1948
President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators. 
1949
NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith 
1949
UN Security council convicts Dutch aggression in Indonesia 
1950
Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud 
1951
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1951
"La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London 
1953
J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show" 
1953
WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show) 
1957
"Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar) 
1958
Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor 
1958
Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck 
1958
The Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today. 
1959
Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US 
1960
1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC 
1960
Goon Show's final episode on BBC 
1960
NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises 
1961
Republic of Rwanda proclaimed 
1962
Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives 
1963
-34°F (-37°C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record) 
1965
The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV 
1967
Rolling Stones release "Let's Spend the Night Together" 
1968
29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper 
1968
Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
1969
2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville 
1969
Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America 
1970
Lubomír Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia 
1972
Oral Roberts' Eddie Woods grabs 30 rebounds for 2nd consecutive game 
1972
The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association place "special emphasis on the necessity for a peaceful incident-free day" at the next march on 30 January in an effort to avoid violence 
1973
"Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV 
1973
Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont 
1973
Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame 
1973
Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" 
1973
In the run up to the first anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' there is serious rioting in Derry, North Ireland 
1974
Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame 
1975
8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio 
1976
Erapalli Prasanna takes 8-76 to rip through NZ at Eden Park 
1976
NBA Atlanta Hawks begin a 28 game road losing streak 
1978
"Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV 
1978
Ranger's Don Murdoch failed on 4th penalty shot against Islanders 
1978
Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife 
1979
"Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1672 performances 
1979
Arthur Kopit's "Wings," premieres in NYC 
1980
37th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field wins 
1980
USCGC Blackthorn (WLB-391) collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers. 
1980
US President Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls originally scheduled to expire in September 1981 
1981
"5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 12 performances 
1981
William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987) 
1981
Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision 
1982
US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy 
1982
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1984
41th Golden Globes: Thornbirds wins 
1984
LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak 
1984
Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany 
1985
Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars) 
1985
12th American Music Award: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win 
1986
"Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 perfs 
1986
25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff 
1986
Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, DC 
1987
US Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo 
1987
Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant 
1988
"Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances 
1988
Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional 
1989
46th Golden Globes: Rainman, Working Girl 
1989
63rd Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4 6-4) 
1989
Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 v WI at SCG 
1990
"Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London 
1990
78th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret) 
1990
Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 
1991
"A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV 
1991
18th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson 
1991
Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide 
1991
Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule 
1992
Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide 
1992
Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown 
1994
Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose California, 1 dead 
1994
Inna Lassovskaja jumps ladies world record (14.78m) 
1995
Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise 
1996
"Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 perfs 
1996
84th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62) 
1996
Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP: 
1998
Michelangelo, "Christ & the Woman of Samaria," sold for $7.4 million 
2001
Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB 
2002
TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92. 
2010
Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed. 
2011
Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill the Egyptian's streets against the Mubarak regime in demonstrations referred to as the "Friday of Anger" 
2012
Death toll from coordinated bombing attacks in Kano, Nigeria, reaches 185 
2013
10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China 
2013
Iran's Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space 
2013
20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan 
2013
John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State 
2014
Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia 
2014
DNA analysis confirms that the 6th C Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death) 
2016
Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas, WHO Says 
2016
Rihanna releases 'Anti' album 
2017
Trump signs executive order to keep 'Islamic terrorists' out of US 
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