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What Happened on January 28th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 A nitrogen leak at a poultry food processing facility in Gainesville, Georgia kills six and injures at least ten.
2006 The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Poland collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.
2002 TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100, crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia, killing 94.
1988 In R v Morgentaler the Supreme Court of Canada strikes down all anti-abortion laws.
1986 Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board.
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.
1984 Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.
1982 US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
1981 Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States, helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
1980 USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa, Florida and capsizes, killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
1977 The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which dumps 3 metres (10 ft) of snow in one day in Upstate New York. Buffalo, Syracuse, Watertown, and surrounding areas are most affected.
1965 The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
1964 An unarmed United States Air Force T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
1960 The National Football League announces expansion teams for Dallas to start in the 1960 NFL season and Minneapolis-St. Paul for the 1961 NFL season.
1958 The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
1956 Elvis Presley makes his first national television appearance.
1945 World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
1941 Franco-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. A Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
1938 The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen at a speed of 432.7 kilometres per hour (268.9 mph).
1935 Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
1933 The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali Khan and is accepted by Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1932 Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
1922 Knickerbocker Storm: Washington, D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes a disaster when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses, killing over 100 people.
1920 Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
1919 The Order of the White Rose of Finland is established by Baron Gustaf Mannerheim, the regent of the Kingdom of Finland.[11]
1918 Finnish Civil War: The Red Guard rebels seize control of the capital, Helsinki; members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
1916 The Canadian province of Manitoba grants women the right to vote and run for office in provincial elections (although still excluding women of Indigenous or Asian heritage), marking the first time women in Canada are granted voting rights.
1915 An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard as a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
1909 United States troops leave Cuba, with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, after being there since the Spanish–American War.
1908 Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
1902 The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
1896 Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, becomes the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined one shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thereby exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).
1878 Yale Daily News becomes the first independent daily college newspaper in the United States.
1871 Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
1855 A locomotive on the Panama Canal Railway runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
1851 Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
1846 The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
1813 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
1754 Sir Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to a friend.
1724 The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg, Russia, by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
1671 Original city of Panama (founded in 1519) is destroyed by a fire when privateer Henry Morgan sacks and sets fire to it. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins (see Panama Viejo).
1624 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
1591 Execution of Agnes Sampson, accused of witchcraft in Edinburgh.
1573 Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
1568 The Edict of Torda prohibits the persecution of individuals on religious grounds in John Sigismund Zápolya's Eastern Hungarian Kingdom.
1547 Edward VI, the nine-year-old son of Henry VIII, becomes King of England on his father's death.
1521 The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
1077 Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, is lifted after he humbles himself before Pope Gregory VII at Canossa in Italy.
1069 Robert de Comines, appointed Earl of Northumbria by William the Conqueror, rides into Durham, England, where he is defeated and killed by rebels.
814 The death of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, brings about the accession of his son Louis the Pious as ruler of the Frankish Empire.
98 On the death of Nerva, Trajan is declared Roman emperor in Cologne, the seat of his government in lower Germany.
Famous People Born on January 28

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Year Name
1930 Kurt Biedenkopf, German academic and politician, 54th President of the German Bundesrat (d. 2021)
1955 Vinod Khosla, Indian-American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems
1954 Peter Lampe, German theologian and historian
1986 Jessica Ennis-Hill, English heptathlete and hurdler
1693 Gregor Werner, Austrian composer (d. 1766)
1712 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shōgun (d. 1761)
1933 Jack Hill, American director and screenwriter
1976 Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
1984 Andre Iguodala, American basketball player
1988 Paul Henry, English footballer
Famous People Deaths On January 28

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Date Name
1832 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
919 Zhou Dewei, Chinese general
1443 Robert le Maçon, French diplomat (b. 1365)
929 Gao Jixing, founder of Chinese Jingnan (b. 858)
1963 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
1960 Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, short story writer, and folklorist (b. 1891)
1965 Tich Freeman, English cricketer (b. 1888)
1983 Billy Fury. English pop star (b. 1940)
1945 Roza Shanina, Russian sergeant and sniper (b. 1924)
1873 John Hart, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of South Australia (b. 1809)