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This Week in History: 1-27

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Palm Beach County History Museum

On January 26, 1947, Al Capone died of complications of syphilis.

On January 28, 1986, the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all aboard.

On January 29, 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush first described an “Axis of Evil” of countries allegedly supporting terrorism: Iran, Iraq and North Korea.

On January 30, 1972, Bloody Sunday: 13 unarmed protesters are killed by British Soldiers in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

On January 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery.

On February 1, 1790, the 1st session of the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled; the Court convened 2/2/1790, so that all of the newly appointed justices could attend.

Quote: The most useless day of all is the day we have not laughed.

Have a Great Week!

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