th is known as International Lego Day and Data Privacy Day.
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Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Aquarius.
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.
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th in history! What Happened On January 28 In History?
Tennis sisters went head-to-head when Serena Williams beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open Women’s Tennis.
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.
Famous painting, “Christ of the Woman of Samaria” by Michelangelo was sold for a staggering $7.4 million.
Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after takeoff, killing all 7 crew members.
Several crew survived the initial breakup of the craft but not the impact of the Atlantic Ocean.
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!
Patent was received for Ole Kirk Christiansen’s LEGO plastic bricks.
Law No. 38 in Iceland meant abortion became legal, making it the 1st western country to do so.
Digging began to make way for construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
The world’s largest snowflake measuring 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick was discovered in a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was first published in the UK.
King Edward VI crowned King of England after Henry VIII died.
He was just 9 years old when crowned.