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Notable Historical Events for January 28th

15479-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England

2001Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB

1865Confederate President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners

198512th American Music Award: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

1958Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

1998Michelangelo, "Christ & the Woman of Samaria," sold for $7.4 million

199684th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats M Chang (62 64 26 62)

198963rd Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4 6-4)

199078th Australian Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats S Edberg (46 76 52-ret)

1813Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.

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Notable Birthdays on January 28th

1981Elijah Wood, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (Radio Flyer, Good Son)

1873Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], Paris, French novelist and performer (Gigi)

1955Nicolas Sarkozy, Paris, President of France (2007-)

1225Saint Thomas Aquinas, Roccasecca Italy, Italian thelogian and saint

1957Nick Price, Durban South Africa, PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic)

1822Alexander Mackenzie, Logierait Scotland, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)

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Notable Weddings on January 28th

1929Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower

1904German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

1961NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty

1982Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)

1867Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York

1956Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois

1925Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France

1949NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas

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Notable Deaths on January 28th

1918John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

1596Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

814Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71

1547Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55

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