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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, Philippines.

Sunday, January 28, 1990

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 first McDonald\'s in Moscow, Russia opens.
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 Polish United Workers' Party votes to dissolve itself and reorganize itself as the Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland.
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.
In Holmdel, New Jersey, scientists at Bell Labs announce they have created a digital optical processor that could lead to the development of superfast computers that use pulses of light rather than electric currents to make calculations.
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).

Monday, January 28, 1985

In Hollywood, California, the charity single We Are the World is recorded by USA for Africa.

Thursday, January 28, 1982

United States ArmyBrigadier GeneralJames L. Dozier is rescued by the Italian anti-terrorismNucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza (NOCS) force after being held captive for 42 days by the Red Brigades.

Saturday, January 28, 1978

A bomb explodes outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing 2 garbagemen, a policeman and injuring several others.
Richard Chase, the Vire of Sacramento, is arrested.
Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Friday, January 28, 1977

The Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 hits Buffalo, New York and the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario.

Friday, January 28, 1972

Bloody Sunday: The British Army kills 14 unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.
Richard Chanfray claims he is the Count of St Germain on French television.
Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.

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.

Monday, January 28, 1963

African American student Harvey Gantt enters Clemson University in South Carolina, the last U.S. state to hold out against racial integration.

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.

Friday, January 28, 1955

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

Derek Bentley is executed for murder in HM Prison Wandsworth.

Monday, January 28, 1946

The Canadian schooner "Bluenose" founders on a Haitian reef.

Sunday, January 28, 1945

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.
WWII: Supplies begin to reach China over the newly reopened Burma Road.

Friday, January 28, 1938

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.
Walt Disney's ''Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'', the first cel-animated feature in motion picture history, is released in the United States.
Adolf Hitler abolishes the War Ministry and creates the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (High Command of the Armed Forces), giving him direct control of the German military. In addition, Hitler sacks political and military leaders considered unsympathetic to his philosophy or policies. General Werner von Fritsch is forced to resign as Commander of Chief of the German Army following accusations of homosexuality, and replaced by General Walther von Brauchitsch. Foreign Minister Baron Konstantin von Neurath is sacked and replaced by Joachim von Ribbentrop.

Monday, January 28, 1935

Iceland becomes the first country to legalize abortion on medical grounds.

Saturday, January 28, 1933

Edouard Daladier forms a government in France.
January ndash The London Underground diagram designed by Harry Beck is introduced to the public.
The word Pakistan comes into being and is recognized by the Pakistan Movement to press for freedom.
"The Lone Ranger" debuts on American radio.

Sunday, January 28, 1917

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

The last United States troops leave Cuba after being there since the Spanish-American War.

Tuesday, January 28, 1902

The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, DC with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.

Tuesday, January 28, 1896

Walter Arnold, of East Peckham, Kent, England, is fined 1 shilling for speeding at . The first speeding fine.

Friday, January 28, 1887

Construction of the foundations of the Eiffel Tower starts in Paris, France.
In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, USA, the largest snowflakes on record are reported. They are 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

Monday, January 28, 1878

"The Yale News" becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.

Friday, January 28, 1859

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.

Sunday, January 28, 1821

Alexander Island is first discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.

Friday, January 28, 1820

Thursday, January 28, 1813

Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published.

Monday, January 28, 1760

Benning Wentworth creates the New Hshire Grant of Pownal, Vermont.

Monday, January 28, 1754

Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word "serendipity".

Friday, January 28, 1724

Sunday, January 18, 1573 (Julianian calendar)

FebruaryndashMarch ndash The Siege of Noda occurs in Japan.
The Croatian and Slovenian peasant revolt breaks out against the oppressive nobility the revolt is quelled violently by February 15Matija Gubec, leader of the rebellion, is publicly executed in Zagreb.

Tuesday, January 18, 1547 (Julianian calendar)

Edward VI succeeds his father Henry VIII as King of England.

Friday, January 18, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.

Monday, January 20, 1393 (Julianian calendar)

The OttomanTurks capture Turnovgrad (now Veliko Tarnovo), the capital city of east Bulgaria. Emperor Ivan Shishman is allowed to remain as puppet ruler of east Bulgaria.
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.
George VII succeeds his popular father, Bagrat V, as King of Georgia.
Bosnia resists an invasion by the Ottoman Empire.
Bal des Ardents: Four members of the court of Charles VI of France die in a fire at a masquerade ball.
Raimondo del Balzo Orsini succeeds Otto of Brunswick as Prince of Taranto (now south-eastern Italy).
Samsenethai succeeds his father, Fa Ngum, as King of Lan Xang (now Laos).
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)

March 18 ndash Revolt of Llywelyn Bren against English rule in Wales.

Sunday, January 22, 1077 (Julianian calendar)

Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
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