On this day: 28 January | Historical Timeline


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28 January 814

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Charlemagne, the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, dies..

Charlemagne, the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, dies of pleurisy in Aachen, Germany, in the year 814. Louis Eusebius succeeds him as king of the Carolingian empire, and he is succeeded by his son.

28 January 1077

Pope Gregory VII…

Pope Gregory VII of the Holy Roman Empire revokes the aphorism of Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire in 1077.

28 January 1547

KING Henry IX passes away…

King Henry IX of England passes away in 1547. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI, succeeds him as king and becomes the country’s first Protestant leader.

28 January 1573

Warsaw Confederation…

The signing of the Articles of the Warsaw Confederation, which ratifies secularism in Poland, takes place in 1573.

28 January 1624

First British Colony in the…

The island of St. Christopher is the site of the establishment of the first British colony in the Caribbean in 1624.

28 January 1820

Discovery of Antarctica.. 1820 28 January GEOPOLITIKI

Discovery of Antarctica..

It is in 1820 that a Russian expedition commanded by Fabian von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev makes the discovery of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean.

28 January 1871

Siege of Paris 28 January

During the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, the Siege of Paris is concluded, resulting in the dominance of Prussia over France.

28 January 1964

MIG-19 Shoots down T-39

During Cold War, a Soviet MiG-19 fighter jet shoots down a United States Air Force T-39 Saberliner unarmed aircraft over Erfurt, East Germany.

28 January 1986

Challenger Space shuttle disaster…

The NASA Challenger space shuttle explodes just 73 seconds after taking off.

28 January 1996

Imia crisis

A Greek navy patrol boat removes the Turkish flag that had been raised at greek islet of Imia by Turkish journalists and raises the Greek flag. Greek special forces land on one of the islets.


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