Monday, January 28, 2019

On This Day in History

January 28, 2019

Historical Events

1521  Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany which lasts until May 25th. Produced the "Edict of Worms" which dennouced Martin Luther
1807  London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1813  Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom
1819  Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore
1933  The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
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