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January 28th, 2002 (January 28 2002)EventTAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
January 28th, 1986 (January 28 1986)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission (Space Shuttle Challenger disaster)Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts onboard.
January 28th, 1982 (January 28 1982)EventUS Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity under the Red Brigades.
January 28th, 1981 (January 28 1981)EventRonald 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.Ronald Reagan Quotes
January 28th, 1980 (January 28 1980)EventUSCGC Blackthorn (WLB-391) collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
January 28th, 1958 (January 28 1958)EventThe Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
January 28th, 1945 (January 28 1945)EventWorld War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
January 28th, 1938 (January 28 1938)EventThe World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195.
January 28th, 1935 (January 28 1935)EventIceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
January 28th, 1934 (January 28 1934)EventThe first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
January 28th, 1933 (January 28 1933)EventThe 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.
January 28th, 1932 (January 28 1932)EventJapanese forces attack Shanghai.
January 28th, 1922 (January 28 1922)EventKnickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C. s biggest snowfall, causes the city s greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses.
January 28th, 1921 (January 28 1921)EventA symbolic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is installed beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to honor the unknown dead of World War I.
January 28th, 1918 (January 28 1918)EventFinnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
January 28th, 1917 (January 28 1917)EventMunicipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
January 28th, 1916 (January 28 1916)EventLouis D. Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
January 28th, 1915 (January 28 1915)EventAn act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
January 28th, 1909 (January 28 1909)EventUnited States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
January 28th, 1902 (January 28 1902)EventThe Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, DC with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.Andrew Carnegie Quotes
January 28th, 1887 (January 28 1887)EventIn 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.
January 28th, 1878 (January 28 1878)EventYale Daily News becomes the first daily, college newspaper in the United States.
January 28th, 1871 (January 28 1871)EventFranco-Prussian War: Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
January 28th, 1855 (January 28 1855)EventThe first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
January 28th, 1846 (January 28 1846)EventBattle of Aliwal, India won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
January 28th, 1820 (January 28 1820)EventRussian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovered the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
January 28th, 1813 (January 28 1813)EventPride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
January 28th, 1760 (January 28 1760)EventPownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
January 28th, 1754 (January 28 1754)EventHorace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity.Horace Mann Quotes
January 28th, 1724 (January 28 1724)EventThe 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.
January 28th, 1624 (January 28 1624)EventSir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
January 28th, 1573 (January 28 1573)EventArticles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
January 28th, 1547 (January 28 1547)EventHenry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
January 28th, 1521 (January 28 1521)EventThe Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
January 28th, 1077 (January 28 1077)EventWalk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.

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