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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2006 with 337 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2005 with 337 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004 with 338 to follow.
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Ther Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2003 with 337 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

It was the U.S. space program's worst disaster -- and indeed, the worst space tragedy ever. On this date in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after blastoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven astronauts, including civilian teacher
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for January 27-February 2.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2002 with 337 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 28. It was the U.S. space program?s worst disaster -- and indeed, the worst space tragedy ever.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 28. It was the U.S. space program?s worst disaster -- and indeed, the worst space tragedy ever.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement. While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan "black is beautiful", which he described as meaning: "man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being". Despite friction between the African National Congress and Biko throughout the 1970s the ANC has included Biko in the pantheon of struggle heroes, going as far as using his image for campaign posters in South Africa's first non-racial elections in 1994.

Biko was born in King William's Town, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. He studied to be a doctor at the University of Natal Medical School. Biko was a Xhosa. In addition to Xhosa, he spoke fluent English and fairly fluent Afrikaans.

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