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Notable Historical Events for January 28th

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

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)

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

1581James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

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

199118th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

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

198037th Golden Globes: Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field wins

January 28th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 28th

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

1961NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty

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

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

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

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

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

January 28th Weddings
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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

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

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

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