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Events and People Who Made History on January 28

11th Century

1077 - German king Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
1077 - Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Heinrich IV
1099 - 1st Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria

13th Century

1262 - Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north western storm

14th Century

1393 - Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)

15th Century

1495 - Pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France

16th Century

1547 - 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
1561 - By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended
1581 - James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

17th Century

1613 - Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune
1689 - English parliament ends king Charles II reign

18th Century

1787 - Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 - Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay NSW
1788 - Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France

19th Century

1807 - London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1814 - Stendahl's 1st book is published
1819 - Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore
1821 - Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica
1824 - William Kneass becomes 3rd U.S. chief engraver (1824-40)
1830 - Opera "Fra Diavolo," premieres in Paris
1846 - Battle of Allwal, Brits beat Sikhs in Punjab (India)
1848 - King of Naples grants his subjects a constitution
1851 - Northwestern University in Chicago chartered
1858 - John Brown organized raid on Arsenal at Harper's Ferry
1860 - Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua
1864 - Battle of New Bern, NC
1865 - 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 vs. Australia SCG, their lowest total ever
1893 - Edward Mcdowell's "Hamlet and Ophelia," premieres in Boston
1899 - American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress

20th Century

1902 - Carnegie Institute founded in Washington D.C.
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 - U.S. military forces leave Cuba for 2nd time
1911 - Frenchman Henri Rougier wins 1st Rally of Monte Carlo
1914 - 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (New York City)
1914 - Beverly Hills, California, is incorporated
1915 - 1st U.S. ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)
1915 - U.S. Coast Guard created from Life Saving and Revenue Cutter services
1915 - U.S. President 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 and France
1916 - Opera "Goyescas," premieres (New York City)
1918 - Strike on Berlin ammunition's factory
1918 - Trotsky becomes leader of Reds
1922 - American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
1922 - J. E. Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
1923 - 1st "Reichs Party" (NSDAP) forms in Munich
1923 - Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent
1923 - NSDAP 1st election in Munich
1925 - -46 degrees F (-43 degrees C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)
1927 - Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
1928 - Christopher Hornsrud chosen Prime Minister of Norway at age 101
1931 - Bradman scores 220 NSW vs. Victoria, 308 minutes, 13 fours
1932 - 1st U.S. state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)
1932 - Japan occupies Shanghai
1933 - French government of Paul Boncour falls
1933 - German government of Von Schleicher falls
1934 - 1st U.S. ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock Vermont)
1935 - Iceland becomes 1st country to legalize abortion
1936 - Pravda criticizes Sjostakovitsj' "Lady Macbeth" opera
1942 - General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine
1942 - German troops occupy Benghazi Libya
1943 - Chicago Blackhawks beats New York 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 and U-571 sunk off Ireland
1945 - Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java
1945 - General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell and 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
1949 - New York Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin and Ford Smith
1949 - U.N. Security council convicts Dutch aggression in Indonesia
1950 - Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
1951 - "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
1951 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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 TV appearance (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)
1957 - "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie and Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen and Jack Paar)
1958 - Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
1958 - Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck
1959 - Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US
1960 - Goon Show's final episode on BBC
1960 - NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) and Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
1961 - Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
1962 - Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia and survives
1963 - -34 degrees F (-37 degrees 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 and 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 - Lubomir Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia
1972 - Oral Roberts' Eddie Woods grabs 30 rebounds for 2nd consecutive game
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 and Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
1973 - Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
1974 - Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, and 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 New Zealand 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 - Arthur Kopit's "Wings," premieres in New York City
1979 - "Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 1672 performances
1980 - 37th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman and Sally Field wins
1981 - "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 12 performances
1981 - Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision
1981 - William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)
1982 - U.S. General Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
1982 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 - 41th Golden Globes: Thornbirds wins
1984 - Los Angeles Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
1984 - Mr Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas
1984 - Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany
1985 - 12th American Music Award
1986 - Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, D.C.
1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
1986 - "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 24 performances
1987 - U.S. Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo
1987 - Wrestler Jim Neidhart indicted for assaulting a flight attendant
1988 - Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
1988 - "Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 597 performances
1989 - 46th Golden Globes: Rainman, Working Girl
1989 - 63rd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (64 64)
1989 - Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 vs. WI at SCG
1990 - 78th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret)
1990 - "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London
1990 - Superbowl XXIV: San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, quarterback
1991 - 18th American Music Award: M C Hammer and Janet Jackson
1991 - "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
1991 - Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 vs. England at Adelaide
1991 - Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule
1992 - Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 vs. India at Adelaide
1992 - Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
1994 - Actress Lorraine Bracco (39) weds actor Edward James Olmos (46)
1994 - Helicopter crashes into office building in San Jose, California, 1 dead
1994 - Inna Lassovskaja jumps ladies world record (14.78m)
1995 - 69th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Mary Pierce beats Vicario (63 62)
1995 - 83rd Australian Mens Tennis: Andre Agassi beats Sampras (46 61 76 64)
1995 - Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
1996 - 84th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62)
1996 - "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 118 performances
1996 - Superbowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Superbowl MVP:
1998 - Michelangelo, "Christ and the Woman of Samaria," sold for $7.4 million

21st Century

2001 - Super Bowl XXXV, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants 34-7
2003 - In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush stated that Saddam Hussein had tried to acquire 'significant quantities of uranium from Africa' (a claim substantiated only by forged documents)


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