Today is Sunday, January 28, 2018.
1540 L. van Ceulen --1610
1611 Johannes Hevelius, Danzig star cataloguer
1853 Jos‚ Martˇ, Cuban poet, essayist, politician
1855 William Seward Burroughs, invented recording adding machine.
1869 Ozaki Koyo, Japanese novelist, essayist, haiku poet (The Heart)
1884 Auguste & Jean Felix Piccard, Swiss scientists, explorers
1887 Artur Rubinstein, pianist
1912 Jackson Pollock
1922 Robert Holley, American biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel 1968).
1936 Alan Alda
1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballet dancer
1968 Sarah McLachlan
1977 Joey Fatone, Jr.
1980 Nick Carter
1981 Elijah Wood
1807 London's Pall Mall is the 1st street lit by gaslight.
1821 Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica
1878 George W. Coy hired as 1st full-time telephone operator.
1915 US Coast Guard established, Semper Paratus
1938 1st Ski Tow starts running (in Vermont).
1958 Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
1960 first photograph bounced off moon, Washington DC
1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explodes, killing a brave crew and NASA.
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