It happened one 28 January

1813 : Pride and Prejudice

First publication of the novel by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, one of the most popular books of all time in the Anglo-Saxon culture.

1977 : Great Lakes 1977 Blizzard

From Friday, January 28, 1977 to Tuesday, 1 February 1977 an endless blizzard characterized by very low temperatures and winds of hurricane force covered the region of Lake Erie and 7 counties in the New York State with snow. 3 meters of snow fell on that day alone.

1986 : Challenger exploded after liftoff

On January 28, 1986, the shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing its seven crew members.

2011 : Friday of Anger

On January 28, 2011, hundreds of thousands of people gathered, after Friday prayers, in Cairo and other Egyptian cities to protest against the government of President Hosni Mubarak.

Latest news : 28 January

Data Privacy Day
On January 28, in the United States, Canada and Europe, it is the Data Privacy Day that aims to educate people, particularly young people about the importance of protecting personal data put online especially on social networks.

Quote of the day : 28 January

Aung San Suu Kyi
I think I should be active politically. Because I look upon myself as a politician. That's not a dirty work you know. Some people think that there are something wrong with politicians. Of course, something wrong with some politicians.

Birthdays : 28 January

John Barclay, Scottish writer (1582)
Alexander Mackenzie, Prime Minister of Canada (1822)
José Martí, Cuban revolutionary (1853)
Colette, Writer (1873)
Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist (1884)
Arthur Rubinstein, Polish pianist (1887)
Ernst Lubitsch, Director (1892)
John Banner, Austrian actor (1910)
Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (1927)
Ismail Kadare, Albanian writer (1936)
John Tavener, English composer (1944)
Marthe Keller, Swiss actress (1945)
Charles Taylor, President of Liberia (1948)
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dancer and actor (1948)
Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain (1950)
David C. Hilmers, U.S. astronaut (1950)
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic (1955)
Keith Hamilton Cobb, Actor (1962)
Linda Sanchez, American politician (1969)
Tanya Chua, Singaporean singer (1975)
Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer (1976)
Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer (1978)
Jamie Carragher, English footballer (1978)
Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer (1978)
Yasuhito Endo, Japanese footballer (1980)
Elijah Wood, American actor (1981)
Jessica Ennis, British athlete (1986)
Shruti Haasan, Indian actress (1986)
Siem de Jong, Dutch footballer (1989)

They left us one 28 January

Johannes Hevelius, Polish astronomer (1687)
Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian (1754)
Emile Clapeyron, French physicist (1864)
Augusta Holmès, French composer (1903)
John McCrae, Canadian poet (1918)
William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (1939)
Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (1950)
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, President of Finland (1951)
James Scullin, Prime Minister of Australia (1953)
John Banner, Austrian actor (1973)
Billy Fury, British singer (1983)
Frank Forde, Prime Minister of Australia (1983)
Michael J. Smith, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (1986)
Francis R. Scobee, Commander of Space Shuttle Challenger (1986)
Judith Resnik, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (1986)
Ellison Onizuka, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (1986)
Ronald McNair, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (1986)
Christa McAuliffe, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (1986)
Greg Jarvis, Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (1986)
Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (1988)
Joseph Brodsky, Poet, Nobel Laureate (1996)
Jerry Siegel, American cartoonist (1996)
Burne Hogarth, American cartoonist (1996)
Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (2002)
Jacques Villeret, Actor (2005)

Tip of the Day : 28 January

Advice in case of blizzard

- Prepare for power outages and blocked roads.
- Find ways to stay warm if the power is off: Prepare everything you need to enlighten you and feed you without electricity.
- Avoid travel when a storm is coming and if you are already en route, find a hotel to house up until the end of the blizzard
-If you get stuck in your car, cover up with everything you can. It is wise to keep survival blankets in your trunk. Leave a window slightly open to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning and rotate your engine by time and just to keep the car warm.
- Keep a charged cell phone near you.
- And most importantly, stay inside

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