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ON THIS DAY
January 28
On This Day: January 28

Jackson Pollock

Born: January 28, 1912
Died: August 11, 1956
Age: 44 years old
Birthplace: Cody, WY, United States
Occupation: Painter

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1916
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Louis Brandeis is nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court, later becoming its first Jewish member.
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1986
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The space shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff, resulting in the death of all seven astronauts aboard, including teacher Christa McAuliffe.
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Born On This Day
Jackson Pollock
Born: January 28, 1912
Died: August 11, 1956
Age: 43 years old
Birthplace: Cody, WY, United States
Occupation: Painter
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Nicolas Sarkozy
Born: January 28, 1955
Age: 58 years old
Birthplace: Paris, France
Occupation: World Leader
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Alan Alda
Born: January 28, 1936
Age: 77 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Television Actor
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Died On This Day
Christa McAuliffe
Died: January 28, 1986
Age: 37 years old
Place: Orlando, FL, United States
Occupation: Educator
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Zora Neale Hurston
Died: January 28, 1960
Age: 69 years old
Place: Fort Pierce, FL, United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Author
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William Butler Yeats
Died: January 28, 1939
Age: 73 years old
Place: Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
Occupation: Playwright, Poet
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