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Notable Historical Events for January 28th

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

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

1521Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms Germany (until May 25). Produced 'Edit of Worms' dennoucing Martin Luther

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

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

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

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

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

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

1956Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)

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Notable Birthdays on January 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 28th

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

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

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

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

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

1961NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty

1993Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

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Notable Deaths on January 28th

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

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

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