Daily Calendar for Tuesday, January 28, 2025


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


  • 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) –


  • 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–


  • 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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