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THIS DAY IN HISTORY                Thursday, 28 January 2021
The first Crusaders began their siege of Hosn-el-Akrad in Syria.

Henry VIII (b. 1491) known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church and his six marriages, died at the age of 55.

London’s fashionable Pall Mall street became the first street to be lit by gaslight.

Lala Lajpat Rai (d. 1928), freedom fighter popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab was born in Punjab.

Christopher Hornsrud was chosen Prime Minister of Norway at the age of 101.


The US Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after lift-off, killing all seven astronauts on board.


Michelangelo’s painting 'Christ and the Woman of Samaria' was sold for a record $7.4 million.

Actress Shilpa Shetty was voted the winner of the reality television show Celebrity Big Brother 2007.

Five ex-Army officers convicted of assassinating the founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, were executed.

J. D. Salinger (b. 1919), reclusive author of the novel The Catcher in the Rye, died at the age of 91.


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