On This Day in History, January 28

Data protection is celebrated on this day as per the Council of European Convention. We have highlighted other major events that happened on January 28 in history.

Take a look!

  • 1671 – Welsh pirate Henry Morgan captured Panama City from its Spanish defenders.
  • 1770 – Frederick North became the Prime Minister of Great Britain after Augustus FitzRoy resigned.
  • 1813 – Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” got published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.
  • 1887 – Work began on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • 1915 – US President Woodrow Wilson refused to prohibit the immigration of illiterates.
  • 1937 – Testing of the Rolls-Royce had begun on this day.
  • 1940 – The popular TV program “Beat the Band” debuts on NBC radio.
  • 1944 – Leonard Bernstein’s “Jeremiah” premiered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1953 – Derek Bentley was hung at Wands worth Prison in London for his part in the murder of Pc Sidney Miles.
  • 1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st appearance on national TV on the Dorsey Brothers’s “Stage Show”.
  • 1957 – Australian Championships Women’s Tennis: Shirley Fry Irvin won the all-American final.
  • 1958 – Dodger catcher Roy Campanella got paralyzed in an automobile wreck.
  • 1964 – Tension levels had risen between the U.S. and the Soviet Union dramatically during this time in history.
  • 1981 -William J. Casey became the 13th director of CIA.
  • 1985 -In the 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie won awards.
  • 1987 -US Foreign minister George P. Shultz met with the African National Congress leader Oliver Tambo.
  • 1997 -Four police officers, appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, pled guilty to the 1977 killing of Stephen Biko.
  • 1998 -Michelangelo’s “Christ & the Woman of Samaria” sold for $7.4 million.
  • 2007 -Australian Open Men’s Tennis: Swiss ace Roger Federer successfully defended his title.
  • 2010 -Five murderers of Bangladeshi President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were hanged.

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