28th January

The events happened on 28th January are :

1986 : Explosion of the space shuttle Challenger : On this day in 1986, the U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after its liftoff from Florida, killing all seven aboard, including a schoolteacher who was the first private citizen to fly on a shuttle.

1915 : Congress created the U.S. Coast Guard by combining the Revenue Cutter Service with the U.S. Lifesaving Service.

1912 : American painter Jackson Pollock, a leading exponent of Abstract Expressionism who received widespread publicity and serious recognition for the radical poured, or “drip,” technique he used to create his major works, was born.

1881 : Russian novelist and short-story writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky died in St. Petersburg.

1873 : French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was born in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye.

1871 : The French capital, Paris, fell following a four-month siege during the Franco-German War.

1457 : King Henry VII of England, who succeeded in ending the Wars of the Roses, was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

814 : Charlemagne, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, died at Aachen (Germany).

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