On January 28th, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after launch.
A thought for the day: Corrupt politicians make the other 10 percent look bad. -- Henry Kissinger
On this date in history:
In 1606, the surviving conspirators in the Gunpowder Treason plot to blow up the English Parliament and the king of England on Nov. 5, 1605, were convicted. (They were executed four days later.)
Those born on this date include:
- Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1756
- author Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) in 1832
- labor organizer Samuel Gompers in 1850
- composer Jerome Kern in 1885
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2015 with 338 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.
On January 27th, 1606, the trial of Guy Fawkes began.