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Sunday, January 28, 2018

1077 German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent walk to Canossa.

1547 Nine-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as King of England

1624 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first English colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.

1887 Work begins on the Eiffel Tower in Paris

1915 US President Woodrow Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates.

1944 683 British bombers attack Berlin.

1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test site.

1953 19-year old Derek Bentley is hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London, controversially convicted of the murder of a police officer. He was pardoned on 30th July 1998.

1956 Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)

1959 Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US

1969 1969 NFL Draft: O.J. Simpson from USC first pick by Buffalo Bills

1973 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liv Ullmann win

1980 37th Golden Globes: "Kramer vs. Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win


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