28 JANUARY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Henry VII, 1457
  • John Baskerville, 1706
  • Alexander MacKenzie, 1822
  • Gen. Charles Gordon, 1833
  • Sir Henry Morton Stanley, 1841
  • Jose Marti, 1853
  • William Seward Burroughs, 1855
  • Colette, 1873
  • Arthur Rubinstein, 1887
  • Ernst Lubitsch, 1892
  • Jackson Pollock, 1912
  • Ronnie Scott, 1927
  • Claes Oldenburg, 1929
  • Susan Sontag, 1933
  • David Lodge, 1935
  • Alan Alda, 1936
  • Barbi Benton, 1950
  • Nicolas Sarkozy, 1955
  • Frank Skinner, 1957

Died On This Day:

  • Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, AD 814
  • King Henry VIII, 1547
  • Sir Francis Drake, 1596
  • Sir Thomas Bodley, 1612
  • Pope Paul V, 1621
  • William Burke executed, 1829
  • William Butler Yeats, 1939
  • Edward G. Robinson, 1973
  • Billy Fury, 1983
  • Harold 'Red' Grange, 1991
  • Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, 2004

Today's Events:

  • 1547 - Edward VI, age 9, succeeds his father, Henry VIII but rules only 6 years until death on 7/6/1553.
  • 1788 - Penal colony at Botany Bay, New South Wales, founded.
  • 1807 - London's Pall Mall becomes first street to be lit by gaslight.
  • 1846 - Battle of Aliwal in first Sikh war between Britain and Sikhs.
  • 1871 - Paris surrenders to German Army.
  • 1878 - 'Yale News' becomes first college daily newspaper.
  • 1887 - Huge snowflakes 15 inches across and 8 inches thick fall on Fort Keogh, Montana.
  • 1896 - First fine for speeding in motorcar in England as motorist fined for exceeding 2 mph limit in town.
  • 1914 - Beverly Hills incorporated; five square miles totally surrounded by Los Angeles.
  • 1915 - U.S. Coast Guard created.
  • 1916 - First Jewish person appointed justice of Supreme Court of American - Lewis Brandeis.
  • 1935 - Iceland becomes first country to introduce abortion on medical/social grounds.
  • 1986 - Space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after launch. 7 astronauts inc. Christa McAuliffe killed.
  • 2010 - Bo language of the Andaman Islands becomes extinct with death of last speaker, Boa Sr, age 85.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Peter Nolasco
  • Valerius of Saragossa

Holiday:

  • Zoroaster founder of Pavisi Religion.

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • YÜAN TAN. Chinese New Year's Day. Based on lunar calendar - starts sunset on day of 2nd New Moon.
  • CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL 15th day of first month of lunar calendar marks end of Chinese New Year.
  • TU BI-SHEBAT (Judaism) New Year for Trees, celebrated on 15th of lunar month Shebat.
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY 3rd Monday in January
  • ADULTS DAY in Japan - second Monday in January - 'Seijin no hi'
  • SNOW FESTIVAL - Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • GANESHA CHATURTHI, Hindu Festival of the Elephant God
  • VASANT PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of Spring and of Saraswati, Goddess of Learning (end of January)
  • PONGAL AND MAKARA SANKRANTI, mid-January, Harvest festival celebrated in Southern India and Singapore
  • LAILAT AL MIRAJ Muslim Festival celebrating ascent of Muhammad into Heaven
  • JAPANESE NEW YEAR - 3 day festival
  • LOHRI, the Hindu Bonfire Festival, celebrated early January

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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