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January 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, January 28, 1887, the world's largest snowflake was discovered?

January 28th is known as International Lego Day and Data Privacy Day.

We’ve made it to the 28th day of the year! There are 337 days left until we reach the new year.

Sit tight as we share with you the many incredible facts and events that all happened on this day in history, including historical events in technology and literature.

Did you know that on this day in 1887, the world’s largest snowflake was discovered? It measured 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick and was found in a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 28th in history!

What Events Happened On January 28 In History?

2017 Tennis sisters went head-to-head when Serena Williams beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open Women’s Tennis.

OTD in 2017: Tennis sisters went head-to-head when Serena Williams beat Venus Williams 6-4

2011 The Egyptian government shut down 88% of the internet across the country.

The government decided this would be the best course of action to help control the large protests that were happening.

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1998 Michelangelo’s famous painting “Christ of the Woman of Samaria” was sold for a staggering $7.4 million.

1986 Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after takeoff, killing all seven crew members.

OTD in 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after takeoff

Several crew survived the initial breakup of the craft but not the impact of the Atlantic Ocean.

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1962 Honeybees stung Johannes Relleke a world record 2,443 times in Zimbabwe.

Amazingly she survived. Locals call the event "The Relleke Massacre" because all the bees died!

1958 A patent was received for Ole Kirk Christiansen’s LEGO plastic bricks.

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1935 Law No. 38 in Iceland was approved, making abortion legal.

Iceland was the first western country to legalize abortion.

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1920 Spain founded the Spanish Legion; an army unit made up of foreign soldiers.

The Spanish Legion was founded to provide professional troops to Spain's colonies, as local units of conscripts were not very effective.

1915 The United States Coast Guard was formed by an act passed by the US Congress.

1887 Digging began to make way for the construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris.

OTD in 1887: Digging began to make way for the construction of the Eiffel Tower

1887 The world’s largest snowflake measuring 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick, was discovered in a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana.

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1813 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was first published in the UK.

1547 Edward VI was crowned King of England after Henry VIII died.

OTD in 1547: Edward VI was crowned King of England after Henry VIII died.

He was just nine years old when crowned.

Famous Quotes Said On January 28

Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on January 28th throughout history.

1821

“The best of prophets of the future is the past.”

– Lord Byron

Famous People Born On January 28

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Elijah Wood! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

1999 HRVY

English Singer

HRVY
Age:
24 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1981 Elijah Wood

American Actor

Elijah Wood
Age:
42 years old
Born In:
Iowa, USA

1993 Will Poulter

English Actor

Will Poulter
Age:
30 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1457 Henry VII

British King

Henry VII
Died On:
Apr 21, 1509 (Age 52)
Born In:
Wales, UK

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1491 - 1547 Henry VIII

Henry VIII

Henry VIII was an English king born on June 28, 1491. He died on this day in 1547, at age 55 in Whitehall Palace, London, England, UK.

Special Holidays On January 28

Here are some interesting holidays that are celebrated on this day.

January 28: International Lego Day

International Lego Day

International Lego Day is the best day of the year to create your own little world using those colorful building blocks known as LEGO! On this day in 1958, a patent application for the modern Lego brick design was filed in Denmark.

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January 28: Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day

It’s pretty hard to keep track of what personal information we have lying around on the internet. So today’s not just about checking up on what data of yours you have out for the taking, but also about putting pressure on corporations to back off a bit and respect our privacy.

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Fun Fact Of The Day

The same brain cycles that occur when asleep still happen when you’re awake, but in smaller sections. Meaning, parts of your brain are always “falling asleep.”

January 28 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Aquarius.

Aquarians are incredibly assertive, and once they have made their mind up about something, there is no changing it.

Those of you that were born in January have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is undoubtedly a gift to the wearer as it brings them love, friendships, loyalty, health, and luck.

For people born on Jan 28, your estimated date of conception falls on May 7 in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on January 28, 2023, will be born around October 21, 2023.

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