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Thursday, March 26, 2015

January 28 - This day in History

January 28: General Interest
1986: Challenger explodes

At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among... read more

American Revolution
1777 : British plan to isolate New England

2009 : "Shuttin' Detroit Down" debuts

Civil War
1828 : Confederate General Thomas Hindman is born

Cold War
1964 : Soviets shoot down U.S. jet

1958 : Killer couple strikes the heartland

1986 : Challenger explodes after liftoff

General Interest
1917 : U.S. ends search for Pancho Villa

1997 : Afrikaner police admit to killing Stephen Biko

2006 : Clint Eastwood honored by Directors Guild of America

1873 : Colette is born

1985 : American recording artists gather to record "We Are the World"

Old West
1855 : First train crosses the Panamanian isthmus

1916 : Wilson nominates Brandeis to the Supreme Court

1959 : Vince Lombardi hired as Packers coach

Vietnam War
1973 : Cease-fire goes into effect

1975 : Ford asks for additional aid

World War I
1915 : Germans sink American merchant ship

World War II
1945 : Burma Road is reopened
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