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This Day in History for January 28 – Challenger Disaster and More


Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1915 – An act of Congress creates the United States Coast Guard (More info)

1959 – The Green Bay Packers hire the now-legendary Vince Lombardi as the team’s coach and general manager (More info)

1985 – Supergroup USA for Africa records the hit single ‘We Are the World’ to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief (More info)

1986 – The space shuttle Challenger explodes 72 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts aboard (More info)

2011 – Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill Egyptian streets in protest of the Mubarak regime (More info)

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