January 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1547 - Henry VIII dies. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
- 1624 - Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
- 1813 - Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
- 1915 - An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
- 1958 - The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
- Famous Birthdays: John Baskerville (English printer and typographer), Herbert Akroyd Stuart (English inventor, invented the Hot bulb engine and Hornsby-Akroyd oil engine), Jackson Pollock (American painter), Robert W. Holley (American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate), John M. Fabian (American pilot and astronaut)
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