Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 28

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This is a list of selected January 28 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled January 28, 2019 featured article or the January 28, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1077Pope Gregory VII lifted the excommunication of Henry IV after the Holy Roman Emperor made his trek from Speyer to Canossa Castle to beg the pope for forgiveness for his actions in the Investiture Controversy. refimprove
1521 – Emperor Charles V and the estates of the Holy Roman Empire convened at the Diet of Worms to discuss Martin Luther and the effects of the Protestant Reformation. unreferenced section
1547 – Nine-year-old Edward VI became the first Protestant ruler of England, during whose reign Protestantism was established for the first time in the country with reforms that included the abolition of clerical celibacy and the mass. refimprove section
1573 – The Warsaw Confederation was signed, sanctioning religious freedom in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. refimprove section
1724 – The Russian Academy of Sciences, the national academy of Russia, was established. refimprove section, external links
1846 – The British led by Sir Harry Smith defeated the Sikh Khalsa Army led by Ranjodh Singh Majithia at the Battle of Aliwal, sometimes regarded as the turning point of the First Anglo-Sikh War. needs more footnotes
1855 – A train on the Panama Railway made the world's first transcontinental crossing by rail, a 48-mile (77 km) trip from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean across the Isthmus of Panama. refimprove
1871French forces surrendered at the Siege of Paris, leading to the end of the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the German Empire. needs more footnotes
1896 – Cited for travelling at 8 miles per hour (13 km/h), Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, England, became the first person ever convicted of exceeding the speed limit, and was fined one shilling. globalize
1932 – The January 28 Incident, a short war fought in and around Shanghai between the armies of the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, began. needs more footnotes
1982 – After having been kidnapped by the Italian Red Brigade 42 days earlier, General James L. Dozier of the United States Army was freed by the anti-terrorist force NOCS. refimprove section
1986 – The NASA Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds into its tenth mission, killing all seven crew members. refimprove section
2006 – The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Katowice, Poland, collapsed due to the weight of snow, killing 65 visitors. needs more footnotes

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Paul Luther (b. 1533) · Colette (b. 1873) · Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (d. 1986)

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