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28 January

98 – Roman Empire – Caesar Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajanus Augustus became Roman Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/highpoint/trajan-index.html

814 – Holy Roman Empire – Charlemagne died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne

1393 – France – Charles VI nearly killed when dancers’ costumes caught fire during a masquerade ball. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/dance-of-the-burning-men-a-med-103065

1521 – Germany – The Diet of Worms began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_of_Worms

1547 – England – Henry VIII died, aged 55. Edward VI became king, aged 9. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=henry8 http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=edward6

1573 – Poland – Warsaw Confederation signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Confederation

1596 – England – Sir Francis Drake died. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/drake_francis.shtml  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Drake

1613 – France – Louis XIII issued an edict against duelling.

1621 – Rome – Pope Paul V died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Paul_V

1624 – Caribbean – First British colony founded on St. Kitts by Sir Thomas Warner. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Warner_(explorer)

1701 – China – Battle of Dartsedo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dartsedo

1724 – Russia – The Russian Academy of Sciences established in St. Petersburg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Academy_of_Sciences

1770 – GB – Frederick North, Lord North became Prime Minister (Tory). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/frederick-north

1821 – Alexander Island – Discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Island

1846 – India – Battle of Aliwal (First Anglo-Sikh War). http://www.britishbattles.com/first-sikh-war/aliwal.htm

1871 – France – Siege of Paris ended (Franco-Prussian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Paris_(1870%E2%80%9371)

1896 – England – Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, first person convicted of speeding at 8mph, fined 1s plus costs. Speed limit in towns was 2mph. http://www.ukmotorists.com/speed_history.asp

1902 – USA – Carnegie Institute of Washington founded. https://carnegiescience.edu/about/history

1915 – USA – US Congress act established the United States Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/top/missions/

1920 – Spain – Spanish Legion founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Legion


1922 – USA – Roof of Knickerbocker Theatre collapses after heavy snow, 98 killed. http://youtu.be/h62ec3Ilgno http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/05/AR2010020503979.html

1932 – China – January 28 Incident began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_28_Incident

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Münster (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Lake Ponchartrain, LA, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430128-0

1944 – Germany – RAF attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Escambia Bay, FL, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450128-1

1945 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at St Johns River, FL, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450128-2

1945 – Greece – US Navy plane crashed, 2 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450128-3

1947 – China – CNAC plane crashed near Hankou, 25 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470128-0

1948 – USA – Airline Transport Carrier plane crashed near Coalinga, CA, 32 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480128-0

1951 – Malta – Trans Oceanic Airways crashed at Marsaxlokk Bay, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510128-0

1951 – Taiwan – RAF plane crashed at Mount Yuli, 14killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510128-2

1952 – Germany – USAF plane crashed at Raunheim, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520128-2

1964 – Germany – T-39 Shootdown Incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_T-39_shootdown_incident

1966 – Germany – Lufthansa Flight 005 crashed near Bremen Airport, 46 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19660128-0


1977 – USA – Great Lakes Blizzard. http://youtu.be/fL7eXnIqUV4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Lakes_Blizzard_of_1977

1980 – USA – USCGC Blackthorn & Tanker Capricorn collided in Tampa, Florida, 23 killed. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Blackthorn1944.pdf

1984 – Mozambique – Tropical Storm Domoina made landfall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Domoina

1986 – USA – Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on launch, 7 killed. https://youtu.be/INIUciUNwok WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/28/newsid_2506000/2506161.stm

2002 – Ecuador – TAME Flight 120 crashed into Volcano near Ipiales, 94 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20020128-0

2006 – Poland – Roof of building at Katowice International Fair collapses due to heavy snow, 65 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/30/international/europe/30poland.html?_r=0

2015 – UK – Earthquake measuring 3.8Mw, epicentre cottesmore, Rutland. http://www.itv.com/news/central/story/2015-01-28/3-8-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-the-east-midlands/

York

1754 – William Arundell was imprisoned for 5 years having stolen two heads from Micklegate-Bar