Historical Events for 28th January 2023

1824 – William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
1887 – England all out for 45 v Aust SCG, their lowest total ever
1904 – 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago’s football team are awarded blankets with letter “C” on them
1922 – J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
1942 – Revival of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” opens on The Majestic Theatre, NYC, with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan
1961 – Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
1973 – “Barnaby Jones” premieres on CBS TV
1979 – Charlie Smalls’ musical “The Wiz”, an updated take on “The Wizard of Oz”, starring Stephanie Mills, Stu Gilliam, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, closes at Majestic Theater in NYC, after 1,672 performances, 7 Tony and 6 Drama Desk Awards
2010 – Five murderers of Bangladeshi President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed
2016 – Seventh Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by Fox, held in Des Moines, Iowa

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