Sunday, January 28, 2018
History for January 28 - On-This-Day.com:
Sir Henry Morton Stanley 1841, Jose Marti 1853, William Seward Burroughs 1857
Jackson Pollock 1912, Alan Alda 1936 - Actor ("M*A*S*H"), Barbi Benton 1950 - Actress
1521 - The Diet of Worms began, at which Protestant reformer Luther was declared an outlaw by the Roman Catholic church.
1547 - England's King Henry VIII died. He was succeeded by his 9 year-old son, Edward VI.
1788 - The first British penal settlement was founded at Botany Bay.
1871 - France surrendered in the Franco-Prussian War.
1915 - The Coast Guard was created by an act of the U.S. Congress to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
1916 - Louis D. Brandeis was appointed by President Wilson to the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming its first Jewish member.
1922 - The National Football League (NFL) franchise in Decatur, IL, transferred to Chicago. The team took the name Chicago Bears.
1986 - The U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff. All seven of its crewmembers were killed.