January 28, 2018

January 28, 2018

January 28, 2018

January 28, 2018

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

Today is Sunday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2018 with 337 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include Roman Catholic St. Thomas Aquinas in 1225; English Henry VII in 1457; Canadian Prime Minister and statesman Alexander MacKenzie in 1822; Cuban revolutionary and poet Jose Marti in 1853; French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in 1873; abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock in 1912; musician Acker Bilk in 1929; sculptor Claes Oldenburg in 1929 (age 89); actor Alan Alda in 1936 (age 82); actor Susan Howard in 1944 (age 74); former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in 1948 (age 70); ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1948 (age 70); former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 1955 (age 63); singer Sarah McLachlan in 1968 (age 50); comedian Mo Rocca in 1969 (age 49); rapper Rick Ross in 1976 (age 42); singer Joey Fatone in 1977 (age 41); singer Nick Carter in 1980 (age 38); actor Elijah Wood in 1981 (age 37); rapper J. Cole in 1985 (age 33); actor Will Poulter in 1993 (age 25); actor Ariel Winter in 1998 (age 20).


On this date in history:

In 1547, Henry VIII died and 9-year-old Edward VI became king of England.

In 1782, the U.S. Congress authorized creation of the great seal of the United States.

In 1813, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was published.

In 1878, the first commercial telephone switchboard began operation in New Haven, Conn.

In 1958, the Lego Group received a patent for its toy building blocks.

In 1965, British Queen Elizabeth II accepted a new national flag design for Canada that included a red maple leaf in its center.

In 1974, Israel lifted its siege of Suez City and turned over 300,000 square miles of Egyptian territory to the United Nations, ending an occupation that had begun during the October 1973 war.

In 1982, kidnapped U.S. Army Brig. Gen. James Dozier was rescued in Padua, Italy, after being held 42 days by Italian Red Brigades militants.

In 1985, dozens of the biggest names in popular music recorded "We Are the World," royalties of which benefited the starving people of Africa.

In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members, including civilian teacher Christa McAuliffe.

In 1995, the United States and Vietnam agreed to exchange low-level diplomats and open liaison offices in each other's capital cities.

In 1997, five former police officers in South Africa admitted to killing anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko, who died in police custody in 1977 and whose death had been officially listed as an accident.

In 2004, the chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq told congressional government officials "were almost all wrong" in believing Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and called for an outside independent investigation of the apparent intelligence failure.

In 2005, Condoleezza Rice was sworn in as the 66th U.S. secretary of state.

In 2009, the World Health Organization said more than 3,000 people died of cholera during an outbreak in Zimbabwe.


A thought for the day: "Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent." -- Sophia Loren

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PHOTOS: The day in pictures January 28, 2018

  • In this photo taken on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 people on a partially submerged dinghy boat ask for help in the Mediterranean Sea. Some 800 migrants and two bodies were recovered in the Central Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the Italian coast guard said.They were spotted in five boats, including two rubber dinghies, and 83 of them were picked up by the NGO Sos Mediterranee's ship 'Aquarius', that took aboard the two dead women as well.

  • Graphic content / A truck carrying a family, wounded following a Turkish airstrike on a village in the Afrin district, arrives on January 28, 2018, at the Afrin hospital.Turkey launched operation "Olive Branch" on January 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Afrin, supporting Syrian opposition fighters with ground troops and air strikes. / AFP PHOTO / George OURFALIANGEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images

  • A picture taken on January 28, 2018, from the city of Afrin shows smoke billowing following a Turkish airstrike on a village in the Afrin district. Turkey launched operation "Olive Branch" on January 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Afrin, supporting Syrian opposition fighters with ground troops and air strikes. / AFP PHOTO / George OURFALIANGEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images

  • The wife of Fatih Mehmethan, a Turkish soldier killed in cross-border clashes with Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) forces in Afrin, reacts over his Turkish flag-draped coffin during a funeral ceremony at 15 Temmuz Sehitler Mosque in Istanbul on January 28, 2018. Turkey launched operation "Olive Branch" on January 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, supporting Syrian opposition fighters with ground troops and air strikes. / AFP PHOTO / YASIN AKGULYASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

  • A Syrian Kurdish fighter walks in the town of Rajo in the Afrin District on January 27, 2018. Turkish troops and tanks entered northern Syria on January 21 in an offensive aimed at ousting the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terror group, from the Afrin region bordering Turkey. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGERSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

  • Family members bid farewell to soldiers on a bus as they are dispatched to the border with Syria, at Hassa, near Hatay, southern Turkey on January 28, 2018. Authorities in Syria's Kurdish autonomous region said on January 28 they would not attend peace talks in Russia's Sochi next week because of Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

  • Smoke rises following a reported air strike in the rebel-held Syrian town of Mudayra, in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus, on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULMONAM EASSAABDULMONAM EASSA/AFP/Getty Images

  • A woman gestures in front of riot police during a rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, Saint Petersburg, January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVAOLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images

  • A man gestures during an opposition rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, Moscow, January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

  • Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny take part in a rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, in Moscow, January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOVMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

  • A still image taken from an AFPTV footage shows police officers detaining opposition leader Alexei Navalny during a rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, Moscow, January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexandra DalsbaekALEXANDRA DALSBAEK/AFP/Getty Images

  • Palestinian children hold bread patties during a protest against aid cuts, outside the United Nations' offices in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on January 28, 2018. On January 16, Washington held back $65 million that had been earmarked for the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. / AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIBSAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images

  • A Palestinian student from the Balata refugee camp near Nablus in the Israeli occupied West Bank protests against the reduction of the services of the UN agency and against US President's decision to cut aid, on January 28, 2018. The agency provides Palestinian refugees and their descendants across the Middle East with services including schools and medical care, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long accused it of hostility toward Israel and called for its closure. / AFP PHOTO / Jaafar ASHTIYEHJAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images

  • A Palestinian woman sits on a pile of food donations at a United Nations food distribution centre in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on January 28, 2018. On January 16, Washington held back $65 million that had been earmarked for the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. / AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIBSAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images

  • A medical personnel stands in front of a ward of a Cholera Treatment Centre, funded by the Unicef, Malawi Red Cross and UK Aid, at Bwaila Hospital in the capital Lilongwe, Malawi, January 25, 2018. Malawi has been facing a cholera outbreak since late 2017 and UNICEF Malawi is making efforts to contain the outbreak. / AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRAAMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images

  • Children lay roses at the Holocaust Memorial in Thessaloniki on January 28, 2018, during a ceremony commemorating the persecution of the Jewish people during World War II. Of 65,000 Greek Jews that fell victim to Nazism, 50,000 were citizens of Thessaloniki and almost 45,000 perished at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Greece officially commemorates the Holocaust every January. / AFP PHOTO / SAKIS MITROLIDISSAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images

  • Georgian-born sumo wrestler Tochinoshin (L) pushes Endo (R) of Japan out of the ring on the last day of the 15-day New Year's Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo on January 28, 2018.A day after clinching his first championship, Tochinoshin finished the tourney by dispatching fan-favorite Endo and finishing with a 14-1 record. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

  • A singer displays an outfit of Spanish designer Ion Fiz' Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection during the Madrid's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, on January 28, 2018 in Madrid. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

  • Masked revellers wearing traditional carnival costumes stand in St Mark Square during Venice's Carnival on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

  • A masked reveller wearing a traditional carnival costume poses in St Mark Square during Venice's Carnival on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

  • A masked reveller wearing a traditional carnival costume stands in St Mark Square during Venice's Carnival on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

  • Gerald Herbert, The Associated Press

    Jack Spittler III waits as his costume is adjusted before the start of the Little Rascals Mardi Gras Ball in Kenner, La., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The weeks-long celebration leading up to Fat Tuesday is often perceived as an adults-only holiday in the French Quarter’s famed Bourbon Street festivities. But elsewhere, children and families are as much a part of the revelry as anyone.

  • Gerald Herbert, The Associated Press

    The ladies in waiting of the royal court of the Krewe of Little Rascals walk for the audience during their Mardi Gras Ball in Kenner, La., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The more than 200 kids riding in Sunday’s Mardi Gras parade participated in a glitzy ball held in their honor.

  • Dancers, known as "Kukeri", perform on January 28, 2018 during the International Festival of the Masquerade Games in Pernik, near Sofia.The three-day festival, which started on January 26, has participants sporting multi-colored masks, covered with beads, ribbons and woolen tassels while the main dancer, ladened with bells to drive away sickness and evil spirits, sways like a wheat spikelet heavy with grain. / AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOVNIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images

  • Indian members of a brass band waits on the road prior to performing at a wedding in New Delhi on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAINSAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

  • Fareed Khan, The Associated Press

    A Pakistani Hindu groom in traditional attire, waits for the start of a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The Pakistan Hindu Council organized a mass marriage ceremony for 82 couples who could not afford their individual wedding expenses.

  • An Indonesian woman traditional archer Dhanisa Restya Agung poses for a photograph during an International traditional archery festival at Seri Menanti in Negeri Sembilan, about 90kms of Kuala Lumpur on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

  • This photograph taken on January 27, 2018 shows Bayartsetseg Yambiidonchiir (C), a traditional woman archer from Mongolia taking part in an International traditional archery festival at Seri Menanti in Negeri Sembilan, about 90kms of Kuala Lumpur. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

  • A Pakistani Hindu groom poses at a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi on January 28, 2018. The 10th Annual Hindu Combined Marriages Ceremony with 83 couples organised by the Pakistan Hindu Council. / AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUMRIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images

  • Michael Probst, The Associated Press

    A visitor takes a look a Christmas decoration at the "Christmas World" fair taking place until Monday in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.

  • Christophe Ena, The Associated Press

    A flooded street lamp and signboards are pictured next to the river Seine in Parison the river Seine in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Floodwaters were nearing their peak in Paris on Saturday, with the rain-swollen Seine River engulfing scenic quays and threatening wine cellars and museum basements. The Eiffel tower is seen background.

  • An aerial view taken with a drone in Moscow on January 27, 2018 shows a star on top of the Moscow State University, Luzhniki Stadium and the Moskva River. / AFP PHOTO / Dmitry SEREBRYAKOVDMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images

  • A seagull flies over the Eminonu district of Istanbul on January 27, 2018 with the Galata Tower (C) in backround / AFP PHOTO / YASIN AKGULYASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

  • A man feeds seagulls in the Eminonu district in Istanbul on January 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / YASIN AKGULYASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

  • A fisherman checks his mobile phone as he warms up by a brazier on Galata Bridge in the Eminonu District of Istanbul on January 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / YASIN AKGULYASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

  • Efrem Lukatsky, The Associated Press

    Volunteers of the right-wing paramilitary Azov Civil Corps carry their standard as they march along a fire path under a heavy snowfall at a swearing-allegiance ceremony in the yard of an old city fortress in central Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Apart from combat activity in Ukraine's war-hit east, Azov volunteers fight crime and drugs, patrol streets, and help people in case of emergency.

  • People watch a fireworks show during the Military historical reconstruction of the Leningrad Victory salute of 1944 in Saint Petersburg, on January 27, 2018. Russia on January 27 marked the 74th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad (today Saint Petersburg) from the Nazi military blockade during the Second World War and on January 18 the 75th anniversary of the breakthrough of the Siege of Leningrad. / AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVAOLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images

  • Skiers are seen in silhouette on a ski lift as the sun rises next the resort of Lenzerheide, eastern Switzerland, on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

  • Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press

    A mother and her daughter take a rest on the slopes at the Masik Pass ski resort in North Korea Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The ski resort, built in 2013 at the order of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is to be the site of joint training for North and South Korean skiers ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

  • An Iranian man walks with a child amid the snow in the capital Tehran on January 28, 2018. Some 20 provinces in the west and north of Iran were affected by the snowfall that began on Thursday and peaked on Saturday night, with some mountainous areas receiving as much 1.3 metres (more than four feet) of snow according to official news agency IRNA. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENAREATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

  • Iranians walk amid the snow in the capital Tehran on January 28, 2018. Some 20 provinces in the west and north of Iran were affected by the snowfall that began on Thursday and peaked on Saturday night, with some mountainous areas receiving as much 1.3 metres (more than four feet) of snow according to official news agency IRNA. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENAREATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

  • This photo taken on January 27, 2018 shows farmer Jay Balindang tending to his water buffalo under heavy rains in a rice field at the foot of the Mayon volcano in the town of Guinobatan in Albay province. Balindang is among nearly 10,000 farmers who have been affected by the eruption of Mayon volcano that began earlier this month. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBETED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

  • Syrians make their way through heavy fog in the rebel-held town of Mudayra, in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus, on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULMONAM EASSAABDULMONAM EASSA/AFP/Getty Images

  • Pope Francis celebrates the Eucharist during a mass at St Mary Major basilica (Santa Maria Maggiore), on January 28, 2018 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLAROANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

  • Petros Karadjias, The Associated Press

    An elderly woman casts her ballot during the presidential elections in Nicosia, on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Cypriots are voting for a new president they hope will overcome years of failure to resolve the island-nation's ethnic division and deliver more benefits from an economy on the rebound after a severe financial crisis.

  • In this picture taken on January 14, 2018, Sky Brown does a roll in as she drops from the top of a bus with her name sprayed on it in Takanabe town, Miyazaki prefecture. Nine-year-old Sky Brown has set her sights on Tokyo 2020, when the hipster sport makes its Olympic bow, along with surfing, karate and sports climbing. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI / TO GO WITH AFP STORY OLY-2020-SKATEBOARDING-JPN,FEATURE BY ALASTAIR HIMMERBEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images

  • Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt, AFP/Getty Images

    Waving US flags, bikers gets ready to parade on their Harley Davidsons motorbikes prior to the Grand Prix d'Amerique horseracing event on Jan. 28, 2018 at the Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris, in Paris.

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