January 28 in History

January 28 in Pop Culture History

January 28th is…
Blueberry Pancake Day
Daisy Day
Data Privacy Day
Gift of the Ladybug Day
Kazoo Day
Pop Art Day
Thank A Plugin Developer Day

1807 – London’s Pall Mall became the first street in 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

#1 Hit – January 28, 2017 -May 5, 2017: Ed SheeranShape of You


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