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History for January 28:
1807 - London's Pall Mall becomes the first street lit by gaslight.
1878 - First telephone exchange, New Haven, Connecticut.
1878 - George Coy hired as first full-time telephone operator.
1878 - Yale Daily News published, first college daily newspaper.
1915 - US Coast Guard established.
1932 - First US state unemployment insurance act enacted - Wisconsin
1938 - First Ski Tow starts running, Vermont.
1953 - J. Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins the "Today" show.
1956 - Elvis Presley's first TV appearance (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)
1958 - Construction began on first private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor.
1960 - First photograph bounced off moon.
1986 - Space Shuttle Challenger explodes, killing a brave crew of seven
including volunteer school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
1855 - William Seward Burroughs, invented recording adding machine.
1887 - Artur Rubinstein, pianist
1933 - Susan Sontag, writer
1936 - Alan Alda, Actor
1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ballet Dancer
19?? - Susan Howard in Marshall, Texas