A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 28th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 28, 1547, the 9-year-old son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward VI, became King of England. On January 28, 1887, Fort Keogh, Montana was the scene of what was probably the most bizarre snow storm in recorded history. On January 28, 1915, an Act of Congress created the United States Coast Guard out of the combination of The Revenue Cutter Service and the…

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A Brief History On January 28, 1547, the 9-year-old son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward VI, became King of England.  Not only did his ill-fated mother die shortly after his birth, Edward himself was fated to a reign of only 6 and half years, dying of an illness at the age of 15. Digging Deeper Edward VI is easily forgotten in the muddle of the successors that followed him, starting with his cousin, Lady Jane Grey, whom Edward had named his heir before he died.  Seen by Catholics as an attempt to prevent the reestablishment of Catholicism in…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 27th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 27, 98 AD, Trajan became Emperor of Rome, succeeding his (adoptive) father Nerva as Emperor. On January 27, 1880, Thomas Edison patented the incandescent light bulb, the first truly commercially viable electric light bulb, but certainly not the first light bulb! On January 27, 1939, one of the great American fighter planes of World War II, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, made its…

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A Brief History On January 27, 1880, Thomas Edison patented the incandescent light bulb, the first truly commercially viable electric light bulb, but certainly not the first light bulb! Digging Deeper Prior to Edison’s patent, other inventors experimented with various ways to produce light from electricity, including Englishman Joseph Swann, who actually marketed the first light bulbs used to light homes and other buildings in 1881. Prior to Swann and Edison’s successes at producing viable electric light, Ebenezer Kinnersley, an English scientist, first showed how a wire heated by passing an electric current through it caused the wire to glow,…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 26th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 26, 1856, elements of the United States Marine Corps fought a battle against a most unlikely of opponents, Native American warriors of the tribes in the Washington Territory, a battle with the catchy sounding name, The Battle of Seattle. On January 26, 1905, the South African earth gave up the largest gem-quality diamond in history! On January 26, 1945, the…

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