Wednesday, January 28, 1998
The American Bar Association holds its midyear meeting in Nashville.
A memorial will be held in Washington, D.C., for Sonny Bono.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors convenes its winter meeting in Washington, D.C.
On the horizon
On Thursday, January 29, the 25th annual Conservative
Political Action Conference will be held in Arlington,
On Friday, January 30, International Olympics Committee
executive board meet in Nagano, Japan.
On Saturday, January 31, National Religious Broadcasters
Association holds its annual meeting in Washington.
On Sunday, February 1, the NFL Pro Bowl is held in Honolulu.
On Monday, February 2, President Clinton is scheduled to submit his budget to Congress.
On this day
In 814, Emperor Charlemagne, king of the Franks 768-814, died.
In 1547, King Henry VIII of England died and was succeeded by his son, Edward VI.
In 1596, Sir Francis Drake, seaman and adventurer who
circumnavigated the world, died.
In 1621, Camillo Borghese, Pope Paul V from 1605 to 1621,
died. His reign was noted for his conflicts with the Kingdom of Naples and the Venetian Republic.
In 1807, London's Pall Mall became the first street to be
illuminated by gaslight.
In 1829, Irish murderer and body-snatcher William Burke was
In 1871, Paris surrendered to the Prussians in the
In 1878, the first commercial telephone switchboard went into operation in New Haven, Connecticut.
In 1885, a British relief force arrived in Khartoum following its capture by the Mahdi and the killing of British General Gordon two days earlier.
In 1902, Scottish steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie
established the Carnegie Institution in Washington.
In 1915, Congress passed legislation creating the U.S. Coast
Guard, combining the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service.
In 1928, Vicente Blasco Ibanez, Spanish politician and writer, most notably "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," died.
In 1930, the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera ended in
In 1932, the Japanese army occupied Shanghai to force an end
to a Chinese boycott of Japanese goods.
In 1935, Iceland became the first country to legalise abortion on medical-social grounds.
In 1939, William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and dramatist, died; he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.
In 1943, Adolf Hitler mobilized the entire German adult
population for the country's war effort.
In 1944, Charles de Gaulle made his landmark appeal for a new relationship between France and Africa.
In 1945, a convoy of U.S. trucks from India crossed the
Burmese-Chinese border, opening the Burma Road.