January 28 in Pop Culture History

28January 28 in Pop Culture History
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.

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