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1069 – Robert de Comines, the Earl of Northumbria, was killed in Durham, causing William the Conqueror to embark on .
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1077 – Pope lifted the Gregory VII excommunication of after the Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor from made his trek Speyer to Canossa Castle to beg the pope for forgiveness for his actions in the Investiture Controversy.
1521 – Emperor and the Charles V estates of the Holy Roman Empire convened at the to discuss Diet of Worms Martin Luther and the effects of the Protestant Reformation.
1573 – The was signed, sanctioning Warsaw Confederation religious freedom in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1724 – The , the Russian Academy of Sciences national academy of Russia, was established.
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1846 – The British led by Sir Harry Smith defeated the Sikh Khalsa Army led by Ranjodh Singh Majithia at the , sometimes regarded as the turning point of the Battle of Aliwal First Anglo-Sikh War.
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1855 – A train on the made the world's first Panama Railway transcontinental crossing by rail, a 48-mile (77 km) trip from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean across the Isthmus of Panama.
1871 – French forces surrendered at the , leading to the end of the Siege of Paris Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the German Empire.
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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 , and was fined one speed limit shilling.
1932 – The , a short war fought in and around January 28 incident Shanghai between the armies of the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan, began.
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1977 – hit A deadly blizzard upstate New York and Southern Ontario, creating snowdrifts of up to 30 ft (9 m) in affected areas.
1982 – After having been kidnapped by the Italian Red Brigade 42 days earlier, General of the James L. Dozier United States Army was freed by the anti-terrorist force NOCS.
1986 – The NASA Space Shuttle Challenger 73 seconds into its disintegrated tenth mission, killing all seven crew members.
2006 – The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Katowice, Poland, due to the weight of snow, killing 65 visitors.
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1142 – Despite having saved the southern Song dynasty from attempts by the northern Jin dynasty to conquer it, Chinese general was executed by the Song government. Yue Fei
1393 – King Charles VI of France was nearly killed when during a several dancers' costumes caught fire masquerade ball.
1568 – Delegates of the Three Nations of Transylvania adopted the , allowing local communities to freely elect their preachers in an unprecedented act of religious tolerance. Edict of Torda
1813 – The novel by English author Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen was published, using material from an unpublished manuscript that she originally wrote between 1796 and 1797.
1922 – Snowfall from the in biggest recorded snowstorm Washington, D.C., history caused the roof of the to collapse, killing 98 people. Knickerbocker Theatre
1964 – An unarmed U.S. Air Force T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission was over shot down Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19, killing all three aboard.
1984 – made landfall in southern Mozambique, causing some of the most severe flooding recorded in the region. Tropical Storm Domoina Born/died: (b. 1533) Paul Luther · (b. 1873) Colette · Crew of (d. 1986) Space Shuttle Challenger
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