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On This Day: January 28th

This is 28th day of the year and 337 days remain in the year.

in history
1547
King Henry VIII of England died and his nine-year-old son, Edward VI, assumed the throne.
1915
Congress passed legislation creating the U.S. Coast Guard.
1916
The first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis, was appointed.
1986

U.S. shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after lift off, killing all seven crew members aboard, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.

1999
The creation of Element 114 is announced by scientists.
2003
In his second State of the Union Address, President Bush presents case for war with Iraq.
January 28 BirthdaysJackson Pollock

1912–56, American painter, born in Cody, Wyo.


Alan Aldaactor
Elijah Woodactor
John Banneractor
Roger Vadimfilmmaker
Colettenovelist
Arthur Rubinsteinconcert pianist
Sir Henry Morton Stanleyexplorer
William Seward Burroughsinventor
Sarah McLachlansinger, songwriter



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