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Daily Calendar for Saturday, January 28, 2023

Born

  • Alexander Mackenzie (Canadian statesman)
  • Henry Morton Stanley (journalist & explorer)
  • Jose Marti (Cuban poet)
  • Artur Rubinstein (pianist)
  • Susan Sontag (novelist)
  • Susan Howard (actress)
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov (ballet dancer)
  • Sarah McLachlan (musician)
  • Joey Fatone (singer & actor)
  • Elijah Wood (actor)

Died

  • W. B. Yeats (poet)
  • Christa McAuliffe (selected to be the first teacher in space)
  • Harold Red" Grange" (football player)
  • Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg (American-born Canadian astronomer )
  • Astrid Lindgren (children’s author who wrote Pippi Longstocking)
  • Elroy Crazy Legs" Hirsch" (football player)
  • Jim Capaldi (musician)
  • Cicely Tyson (actress)

Events

  • The Yale Daily News became the first daily, college newspaper in the U.S.
  • Jose Miguel Gomez was inaugurated as president of Cuba and the U.S. provisional government withdrew
  • The U.S. Coast Guard was established by Congress, combining the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service
  • Manitoba became first province to grant women suffrage
  • Aaron Copland’s instrumental suite, Quiet City, premiered in New York
  • Leonard Bernstein conducted the premiere of his first symphony, Jeremiah, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • An African American student, Harvey Gantt, entered Clemson College in South Carolina, thus breaking the barrier in the last state to hold out against integration. Harvey later became the first African-American mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Barnaby Jones premiered on television
  • U.S. army officer, James Dozier, was rescued from his Red Brigade captors in Padua, Italy
  • The space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after take-off, killing all seven crew members, including teacher Christa McAuliffe
  • The Canadian Supreme Court ruled federal restrictions on abortions violate the constitution
  • An 8-pound 12-ounce redeye bass was caught in the Apalachicola River in Florida

Weather

  • Snowstorm left 36 inches in northern Virginia
  • Knickerbocker Storm’s 28 inches of snowfall crushed Washington theater of the same name, killing over 100 movie patrons
  • Forty-six degrees below zero F at First Connecticut Lake
  • -132 degrees F windchill, in Pelly Bay, Northwest Territories

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