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January 28 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 28. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 54 events. Showing 31 - 54.

  • 1934
    The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
  • 1935
    Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1938
    The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 km/h.
  • 1941
    Franco-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. A Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1945
    World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley makes his first US television appearance
  • 1958
    The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1958
    The last episode of the British radio comedy programme The Goon Show is broadcast.
  • 1960
    The National Football League announced expansion teams for Dallas to start in the 1960 NFL season and Minneapolis-St. Paul for 1961 NFL season.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
  • 1977
    The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 which dumps 10 ft of snow in one-day in Upstate New York, with Buffalo, Syracuse, Watertown, and surrounding areas most affected.
  • 1979
    CBS News Sunday Morning debuts with original host and cocreator Charles Kuralt.
  • 1979
    Pope John Paul II starts his first pastoral visit to Mexico.
  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa, Florida and capsizes, killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board.
  • 1988
    In R v Morgentaler the Supreme Court of Canada strikes down all anti-abortion laws, effectively allowing abortions in Canada in all 9 months of pregnancy.
  • 2002
    TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia, killing 92.
  • 2006
    The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Chorzów/Katowice, Poland, collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.
  • 2010
    Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh are hung.

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