On This Day: January 28th

January 28th:

1813- Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom

1807- London’s Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight

1547- 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as King of England

1865- Confederate President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners

1878- Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper

1887- Work begins on the Eiffel Tower in Paris

1915- US President Woodrow Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates

1932- 1st US state unemployment insurance act enacted (Wisconsin)

1949- NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith

1953- WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting

1956- Elvis Presley’s 1st appearance on national TV on the Dorsey Brothers’s “Stage Show”

1962- Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives

My source and more facts at On This Day

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