1/28/1986 - Space Shuttle program, Space Shuttle Challenger disaster: STS-51-L mission - Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart 73 seconds after liftoff killing all seven astronauts onboard,
The crew included Christa McAuliffe, who was supposed to be the first teacher in space. Failure blamed on leaking Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster.
Presidential Commission Report on Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
Present Cycle - Information Revolution Era - Third Turning, Unraveling (1981-2001?)
b. January 28, 1936 - Alan Alda, American actor, writer, and director
World War Cycle - Silent Generation, - Artist (Adaptive) (1925-1942)
1/28/1921 - A symbolic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is installed beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to honour the unknown dead of World War I.
b. January 28, 1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian dancer
News Today / History Tomorrow (1/27/2007):
Washington: A congressional rebuke of President George W. Bush's troop buildup in Iraq would undercut American commanders in a way that "emboldens the enemy", Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
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