Thursday, January 28, 2016

What Happened This Day In History - January 28

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Jose Marti
January 28
28The Roman Emperor Nerva names Trajan, an army general, as his successor.
1547Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI.
1757Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab.
1792Rebellious slaves in Santo Domingo launch an attack on the city of Cap.
1871Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.
1915The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
1915The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain.
1921Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe.
1932The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.
1936A fellow prison inmate slashes infamous kidnapper, Richard Loeb, to death.
1941French General Charles DeGaulle‘s Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.
1945Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of General Joseph Stilwell.
1955The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan.
1964The Soviets down a U.S. jet over East Germany killing three.
1970Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo.
1986The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff.

Born on January 28
1693Anna “Ivanovna”, Tsarina of Russia.
1706John Baskerville, inventor of the “hot-pressing” method of printing.
1853Jose Marti, Cuban poet and journalist, known as the “Apostle of the Cuban Revolution.”
1912Jackson Pollock, influential abstract expressionist painter.

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