Today is Saturday January 28th, 2023 is the 28th day. There are 337 days left this year.
Today’s historical highlights:
On January 28, 1973, the day after the United States, North and South Vietnam signed the Paris Peace Accords, the ceasefire in the Vietnam War officially went into effect.
In 1547, King Henry VIII of England died. He was succeeded by his nine-year-old son, Edward VI.
In 1813, Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was published anonymously in London for the first time.
The U.S. Coast Guard was created in 1915 when President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill to combine life-saving and revenue-reducing services.
In 1916, Louis D. Brandeis was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Woodrow Wilson. Brandeis became the court’s first Jewish member.
In 1922, the roof of Washington, DC’s Knickerbocker Theater collapsed under the weight of nearly two feet of snow, killing 98 people.
In 1956, Elvis Presley made his first national television appearance on the CBS show The Stage Show, hosted by Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey.
In 1980, six US diplomats who had escaped being taken hostage at the Tehran embassy fled Iran with the help of Canadian diplomats.
In 1982, Italian counter-terrorism forces rescued a US brig. General James L. Dodger 42 days after being kidnapped by the Red Brigades.
In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
In 2011, chaos engulfed Egypt as protesters occupied the streets of Cairo, fought police, burned down the ruling party’s headquarters and defied military curfews.
In 2013, Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell died in Orange Park, Florida at the age of 56, having survived the plane crash that killed three band members in 1977.
10 Years Ago: Key Democrats and Republicans side by side pledged to push far-reaching immigration legislation that would pass the Senate by the summer, bringing an estimated 11 million people living illegally in the U.S. to citizenship provided the way for (The Senate passed such a measure, but met opposition from House Republicans who advocated a more restrictive approach. d ruled the outpost through terror for nearly his ten months before fleeing into the desert. I was.
Five years ago: Bruno Mars won all six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year for 24K Magic. The front-runner, Jay-Z, walked away empty-handed. Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final to win his 20th Grand Slam singles title. Protesters have flocked across Russia to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to boycott the March presidential elections. Navalny himself was arrested en route to a demonstration in Moscow.
A year ago: A 50-year-old bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, and rescuers had to rappel down a ravine to form human chains to reach occupants of a city bus that swooped down the span. No one died, but at least four of his people were taken to hospital. On a previously planned trip to Pittsburgh to promote the $1 trillion infrastructure bill he signed, President Joe Biden visited the site of the bridge collapse hours later to repair the country’s aging bridges. Police in the Canadian capital called in reinforcements as trucks and cars began to pour into downtown Ottawa. This is part of a protest by groups calling for mandatory vaccines and an end to his COVID-19 restrictions.
Birthdays today: Actor Nicholas Pryor is 88, actor Alan Alda is 87, and actor Susan Howard is 81. Evangelical pastor Rick Warren is 69. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy (sahr-koh-ZEE’) is 68. Actor Harley-Jane Cossack is 66. Film director Frank Darabont is 64. Rock musician Dave Sharp is 64. Rock singer Sam Phillips is 61. Rock musician Dan Spitz is 60. Gospel singer Marvin Sapp is 56. Singer Sarah McLachlan is 55. Rapper Rakim is 55. DJ Magus (Cypress Hill) is 55. Actor Kathryn Morris is 54. Soul musician Jeremy Ruzumna (Fitz and the Tantrums) is 53. R&B singer Anthony Hamilton is 52 years old. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is 51 years old. Singer Monifa is 51 years old. Actor Gillian Wigman is 51 years old. Retired MLB All-Star Jermaine Dye is 49 years old. Actor Terry Kong is 48 years old. Singer Joey Fatone Jr. (‘N Sync) is 46 years old. Rapper Rick Ross is 46 years old. Actor Rosamund Pike is 44 years old. al he is 44 years old. Singer Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) is 43 years old. Actor Vinny Chhibber is 43 years old. Actor Elijah Wood is 42 years old. Rapper J. Cole is 38 years old. .