11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 28th January

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1547 - England's King Henry VIII dies. He is succeeded by his 9 year-old son, Edward VI

2. 1807 - London's Pall Mall becomes the first street lit by gaslight

3. 1871 - France surrenders in the Franco-Prussian War

4. 1909 - The United States ends its direct control over Cuba

5. 1953 - Teenager Derek Bentley is executed at Wandsworth Prison in London for his part in the murder of Pc Sidney Miles

6. 1956 - The young country rock singer Elvis Presley makes his first ever television appearance on Television in the musical variety program Stage Show singing Heartbreak Hotel

7. 1957 Frank Skinner is born

8. 1986 - The American space shuttle Challenger explodes killing all seven astronauts on board

9. 1994 - The Football Association officially announce that Terry Venables is the new manager of England's football team despite allegations of dodgy financial dealings

10. 1996 - Diana Ross performs as the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in Tempe

11. 2003 - In his second State of the Union Address, President Bush presents case for war with Iraq

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