On This Day

Historical Events on January 28 (Part 2)

Historic Event

2011 Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill the Egyptian's streets against the Hosni Mubarak's regime in demonstrations referred to as the "Friday of Anger"

  • 2012 Death toll from coordinated bombing attacks in Kano, Nigeria, reaches 185

Australian Open Women's Tennis

2012 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka becomes first Belarusian player to win Grand Slam singles title; beats Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 6-0

  • 2013 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
  • 2013 Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
  • 2013 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 2014 Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia
  • 2014 DNA analysis confirms that the 6th century Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death)
  • 2016 Seventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Des Moines, Iowa

Australian Open Women's Tennis

2017 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams defeats older sister Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4 for her 7th Australian title and record 23rd Grand Slam event singles victory

Historic Event

2017 US President Donald Trump and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull have a contentious phone call over deal for US to take 1,250 refugees

Grammy Awards

2018 60th Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars wins Best Song "That's What I Like," and Best Album "24K Magic"

Australian Men's Tennis Open

2018 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marin Čilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win his record 20th Grand Slam title

  • 2018 Seven survivors from missing Kiribati ferry carrying 100 people rescued after week at sea
  • 2018 French drivers Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win their 6th Monte Carlo Rally in an M-Sport Ford WRT
  • 2018 63rd NHL All Star Games, Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL: Pacific Division All Stars win four-team, 3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks, RW
  • 2018 NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 24-23; MVPs: Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans, TE; Von Miller, Denver Broncos, LB
  • 2019 US Justice Department charges Chinese firm Huawei with bank and wire fraud
  • 2019 Draft framework for peace agreement to end 17-year conflict in Afghanistan agreed by US and Afghan negotiators

Historic Event

2020 US President Donald Trump releases his Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House

  • 2021 Share trading app Robinhood, favored by Reddit, suspends trading of Gamestop amid huge surge in share price of the previously short listed stock by Wall Street

Historic Event

2021 Bernie Sanders mittens worn to the inauguration raise $1.8 million for Vermont charities after images go viral

  • 2021 Mexico's COVID-19 death toll becomes the world's third highest, overtaking India's at 155,145 [1]