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On this day: January 28

Published On: Jan 25 2013 04:20:20 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 28 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

"Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.

OTD January 28 - land speed road record
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1938: The world land speed record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 268.9 miles per hour on the Reichs-Autobahn A5 between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, Germany.

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