On This Day in History

for Wednesday 28th January, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 180

1521 - Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms Germany (until May 25). Produced 'Edit of Worms' dennoucing Martin Luther
1807 - London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1813 - Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.
1819 - Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore
1933 - The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 261

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 14

1867 - Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York
1904 - German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany
1925 - Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France
1929 - Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower
1949 - NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2011 - "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (37) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (30) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of a storybook wedding

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 142

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 261


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