1807 – London’s Pall Mall became the first street of any city to be illuminated by gaslight.
1813 – Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was first published.
1915 – An act of the US Congress created the United States Coast Guard as a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
1934 – The first ski tow rope in the US, built by Robert Royce, was used for the first time in Woodstock, Vermont
1953 – J. Fred Muggs (a chimp) joined NBC’s Today Show
1958 – The Lego Company patented the design of its Lego bricks.
1979 – CBS News Sunday Morning debuts with original host Charles Kuralt.
1986 – Space Shuttle Challenger 10 exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing astronauts Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik and schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
1995 – #1 Hit January 28, 1995 – February 24, 1995: TLC – Creep