Wednesday, January 28, 2004
The findings of the Hutton Inquiry are published in London
. The British Government is found not to have falsified information in the sexed up dossier. The report criticizes the BBC
's role in the death of David Kelly
, a weapons expert on Iraq
Wednesday, January 28, 1998
The United States Senate
passes Resolution 71, urging U.S. President Bill Clinton
to take all necessary and appropriate actions to respond to the threat posed by Iraq
's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.
Gunmen hold at least 400 children and teachers hostage for several hours, at an elementary school in Manila
President of the United States George H. W. Bush gives his first State of the Union address and proposes that the U.S. and the Soviet Union make deep cuts to their military forces in Europe.
The trial of Joseph Hazelwood, former skipper of the Exxon "Valdez", begins in Anchorage, Alaska. He is accused of negligence that resulted in America's second worst oil spill to date.
The first McDonald's in Moscow, Russia opens.
Tuesday, January 28, 1986
"STS-51-L": Space Shuttle "Challenger" disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe (see Space Shuttle Challenger disaster).
Thursday, January 28, 1982
Saturday, January 28, 1978
Bloody Sunday: The British Army kills 14 unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Tuesday, January 28, 1969
A blow-out on Union Oil's Platform spills 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil into a channel and onto the beaches of Santa Barbara County in Southern California inspiring Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to organize the first Earth Day in 1970
Tuesday, January 28, 1964
A U.S. Air Force jet training plane that strays into East Germany is shot down by Soviet fighters near Erfurt all 3 crew men are killed.
Tuesday, January 28, 1958
Hall of Fame
baseball player Roy Canella
is involved in an automobile accident that ends his career and leaves him paralyzed.
United States Congress authorizes President Dwight D. Eisenhower to use force to protect Formosa from the People's Republic of China.
Wednesday, January 28, 1953
The Canadian schooner "Bluenose
" founders on a Haitian reef.
Raid at Cabanatuan: 121 American soldiers and 800 Filipino guerrillas free 813 American POWs from the Japanese-held c at Cabanatuan City, Philippines.
The "Wilhelm Gustloff", with over 10,000 mainly civilian Germans from Gotenhafen (Gdynia) in the Gdansk Bay, is sunk by three torpedoes from the "Soviet submarine S-13" in the Baltic Sea up to 9,400 are thought to have died – the greatest loss of life in a single ship sinking in war action in history.
The first ski tow in America begins operation in Vermont.
Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", the first cel-animated feature in motion picture history, is released in the United States.
Saturday, January 28, 1933
Edouard Daladier forms a government in France
The word Pakistan comes into being and is recognized by the Pakistan Movement to press for freedom.
The United States ends its search for Pancho Villa.
Thursday, January 28, 1915
An act of the U.S. Congress designates the United States Coast Guard, begun in 1790, as a military branch.
Thursday, January 28, 1909
Tuesday, January 28, 1902
Tuesday, January 28, 1896
Walter Arnold, of East Peckham, Kent, England, is fined 1 shilling for speeding at . The first speeding fine.
Construction of the foundations of the Eiffel Tower starts in Paris, France.
The city of Olympia is incorporated in the Territory of Washington in the United States of America.
Tuesday, January 28, 1851
Thursday, January 28, 1841
Ross discovers the Victoria Barrier, later known as the Ross Ice Shelf
Thursday, January 28, 1813
Sunday, January 18, 1573 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 18, 1547 (Julianian calendar)
Edward VI succeeds his father Henry VIII as King of England.
Friday, January 18, 1521 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, January 20, 1393 (Julianian calendar)
King James I of Cyprus inherits the title of King of Armenia after the death of his distant cousin Leo VI (although the Mamluk conquerors from Egypt remain the true rulers).
King Stjepan Dabiša of Bosnia signs the Contract of Djakovice, establishing peace with King Sigismund of Hungary.
Maelruanaidh MacDermot succeeds Aedh MacDermot as King of Moylurg
in north-central Ireland
A Ming Dynasty Chinese record states that 720,000 sheets of toilet paper (two by three ft. in size) alone have been produced for the various members of the imperial court at Beijing, while the Imperial Bureau of Supplies also reports that 15,000 sheets of toilet paper alone have been designated for the royal family (made of fine soft yellow tissue and perfumed).
Byzantium loses Thessaly to the growing Ottoman Empire.
Abdul Aziz II becomes Sultan of the Marinid dynasty in present-day Morocco after the death of Sultan Abu Al-Abbas.
Bal des Ardents: Four members of the court of Charles VI of France die in a fire at a masquerade ball.
Sikander Shah I succeeds Muhammad Shah III as Sultan of Delhi
. Sikander Shah I is succeeded two months later by Mahmud II.
Abu Thabid II succeeds Abu Tashufin II as ruler of the Abdalwadid dynasty in present-day eastern Algeria. Abu Thabid is succeeded in the same year by his brother, Abul Hadjdjadj I.
In central Persia
, the Muzzafarid Empire
, led by Shah Mansur, rebels against their Timurid
occupiers. The rebellion is squashed and the Muzaffarid nobility are executed, ending the Muzaffarid Dynasty in Persia
Konrad von Jungingen succeeds Konrad von Wallenrode as Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights.
Tuesday, January 20, 1316 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, January 22, 1077 (Julianian calendar)
Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.