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Notable Historical Events for January 28th

1931Bradman scores 220 NSW v Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours

1948President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators.

1981William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)

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

1724The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.

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

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

1077German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent Walk to Canossa.

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

1990Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

January 28th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 28th

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

1961NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty

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

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

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

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

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

January 28th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 28th

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

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

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

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

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