The Brighter Side of History - January 28

1613 Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune More ...
1807 London's Pall Mall is first lit by gaslight More ...
1873 French chemist Louis Pasteur patents a process of brewing beer and ale More ...
1878 First telephone exchange (New Haven, CT) More ...
1878 Yale Daily News published, first college daily newspaper More ...
1886 Benz patents his internal combustion engine powered automobile More ...
1901 American League organizes More ...
1902 Carnegie Institute founded in Washington DC More ...
1904 Enrico Caruso signed his first contract with Victor Records More ...
1914 Beverly Hills, California, is incorporated More ...
1915 US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services More ...
1921 The National Football League franchise in Decatur, Illinois was transferred this day to Chicago More ...
1922 American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
1932 First US state unemployment insurance act enacted-Wisconsin More ...
1934 First US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock, VT) More ...
1940 Beat the Band" made its debut on NBC radio More ...
1942 “Sighted Sub, Sank Same” was the message sent More ...
1950 I Can Dream, Can't I?" by the Andrews Sisters topped the charts More ...
1951 "Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page topped the charts More ...
1956 Elvis Presley's first TV appearance (Dorsey Brothers Stage Show) More ...
1956 "Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin More ...
1957 The Brooklyn Dodgers (‘da Bums’) hires circus clown Emmett Kelly More ...
1958 Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck More ...
1958 Construction began on first private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor More ...
1960 First photograph bounced off Moon, Washington, DC More ...
1961 "Wonderland by Night" by Bert Kaempfert topped the charts More ...
1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power More ...
1966 "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees topped the charts More ...
1973 Ron Howard appears on M*AS*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
1979 "Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater New York City, NY after 1672 performances More ...
1984 "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes topped the charts More ...
1986 The U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds into its flight, killing seven persons, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was to be the first ordinary citizen in space
1989 "Two Hearts" by Phil Collins topped the charts More ...
1995 "Creep" by TLC topped the charts More ...
1998 World endurance record for balloons More ...
2013 Broncos Prater breaks FG record More ...