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