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January 28


1855   The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic to Pacific

1871   Franco-Prussian War: France surrenders, ending the war.

1915   The United States Coast Guard is created

Famous Birthdays:

1225   Thomas Aquinas (Saint of the Catholic Church)

1457   Henry VII (King of England)

598   Emperor Taizong (Emperor of China)

1912   Jackson Pollock (Artist)

1936   Alan Alda (Actor from MASH)

1968   Sarah McLachlan (Singer and Songwriter)

1977   Joey Fatone Jr. (Singer NSYNC)

1980   Nick Carter (Singer NSYNC)

1981   Elijah Wood (Actor)

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