History on this Day - January 28

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Jan 28, 1986 - Space shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff.

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The space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space along with the seven-member crew of the Challenger.
Original launch date of Challenger was January 23 but it was delayed because of bad weather and technical problems. Finally, on January 28, the shuttle lifted off but sadly after some seconds it was explode.


Jan 28, 1985 - Music stars gather to record “We Are the World”

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"We Are the World" sold 7 million copies and raise more than $60 million for African famine relief.
Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson are some of the 45 stars who sang on "We Are the World" Huge 80s figures.
Among the 45 stars who sang on “We Are the World” that night were huge-in-the-80s figures like Cyndi Lauper and Huey Lewis,pop icons like Smokey Robinson, Tina Turner and Paul Simon, Country stars like Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson, and musical giants like Stevie Wonder.


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