Saturday, January 28, 2023

History for January 28

History for January 28 -
William Seward Burroughs 1857
  • 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.
  • 1935 - Iceland became the first country to introduce legalized abortion.
  • 1986 - The U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff. All seven of its crewmembers were killed.
  • 1994 - In Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge Stanley Weisberg declared a mistrial in the case of Lyle Menendez in the murder of his parents. Lyle, and his brother Erik, were both retried later and were found guilty. They were sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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