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    Jan 26th

    1500 - Vicente Yáñez Pinzón discovered Brazil.

    1837 - Michigan became the 26th state to join the United States.

    1861 - In the U.S., Louisiana seceded from the Union.

    1870 - The state of Virgina rejoined the Union.

    1875 - George F. Green patented the electric dental drill for sawing, filing, dressing and polishing teeth.

    1905 - The Cullinan diamond, weighing 114 lbs, was found by Captain Wells at the Premier Mine, near Pretoria, South Africa.

    1934 - The Apollo Theatre opened in New York City.

    1965 - Hindi was made the official language of India.

    1970 - John Lennon wrote and recorded "Instant Karma."

    1988 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened at Broadway's Majestic Theater.

    1999 - The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that John Denver died in a 1997 airplane crash because he took off with too little fuel in one tank, had trouble switching to his backup tank and inadvertently put his plane into a roll while his attention was diverted.

    Birthdays:

    Paul Newman 1925
    Gene Siskel 1946
    Eddie Van Halen 1957
    Ellen DeGeneres 1958
    Wayne Gretzky 1961
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    Jan 27th...

    1870 - Kappa Alpha Theta, the first women’s sorority, was founded at Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University) in Greencastle, IN.

    1880 - Thomas Edison patented the electric incandescent lamp.

    1888 - The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, DC.

    1926 - John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstrated a pictorial transmission machine called television.

    1927 - United Independent Broadcasters Inc. started a radio network with contracts with 16 stations. The company later became Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).

    1945 - Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland.

    1951 - In the U.S., atomic testing in the Nevada desert began as an Air Force plane dropped a one-kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flats.

    1973 - The Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris.

    1981 - U.S. President Reagan greeted the 52 former American hostages released by Iran at the White House.

    1984 - Carl Lewis beat his own two-year-old record by 9-1/4 inches when he set a new indoor world record with a long-jump mark of 28 feet, 10-1/4 inches.

    1998 - U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on NBC's "Today" show. She charged that the allegations against her husband were the work of a "vast right-wing conspiracy."


    Birthdays:

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756
    Lewis Carroll 1832
    David Seville (Chipmunks) 1919
    Milkail Baryshnikov 1948
    Mimi Rogers 1956
    Bridget Fonda 1964
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    1986
    Challenger explodes

    At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among the seven-member crew of the Challenger. She underwent months of shuttle training but then, beginning January 23, was forced to wait six long days as the Challenger's launch countdown was repeatedly delayed because of weather and technical problems. Finally, on January 28, the shuttle lifted off.

    Seventy-three seconds later, hundreds on the ground, including Christa's family, stared in disbelief as the shuttle exploded in a forking plume of smoke and fire. Millions more watched the wrenching tragedy unfold on live television. There were no survivors.
    This Day in History 1986: Challenger explodes

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    1956
    Elvis' first TV appearance

    Young country-rock singer Elvis Presley makes his first-ever television appearance on the TV musical-variety program Stage Show on this day in 1956. Presley sang "Heartbreak Hotel," which quickly became a hit single. In total, Elvis appeared on six shows. The program was hosted by swing band leaders Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Elvis went on to appear on Ed Sullivan's immensely popular variety show, Toast of the Town, in the fall of 1956. The appearance made Elvis a household name.
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    I remember watching the Challenger on TV...I'll never forget those brave souls.

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    I remember too....so very devastating...



    i also remember Elvis' first tv thingy.....so very old........



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