Friday, January 28, 2022 (Week 04)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is January 28. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

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1986
The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff.
1970
Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo.
1964
The Soviets down a U.S. jet over East Germany killing three.
1955
The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan.
1945
Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of General Joseph Stilwell.
1941
French General Charles DeGaulle‘s Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.
1936
A fellow prison inmate slashes infamous kidnapper, Richard Loeb, to death.
1932
The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.
1921
Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe.
1915
The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
1915
The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain.
1871
Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.
1792
Rebellious slaves in Santo Domingo launch an attack on the city of Cap.
1757
Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab.
1547
Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI.