On This Day In History, 28 January


On This Day In History 28 January Image

World Events Today

  • Aged just 9 years old, Edward VI, took over as King of England today in 1547, after his father Henry VIII died
  • The Space Shuttle Challenger, broke apart 73 seconds into its flight today in 1986, killing all seven crew members
  • The United States Justice Department, filed criminal charges against the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei today in 2019, the charges included bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theft of technology

Entertainment Events Today

  • Pride and Prejudice, the romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen, was published today in 1813
  • Elvis Presley appeared on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show today in 1956, it was his first appearance on national television in the United States
  • The charity single We Are the World, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, was recorded today in 1985

Family Events Today

  • The English sea captain Sir Francis Drake, noted for his part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada, died today in 1596 aged 50
  • The British saxophonist and jazz club owner Ronnie Scott, was born today in 1927 in London
  • Christopher Graham Collins, better known as the English comedian and presenter Frank Skinner, was born today in 1957 in West Bromwich

Main Event Today

  • Construction of The Eiffel Tower started today in 1887, it took over 2 years to complete

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Have Fun At Work Day

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