This was 28th day of the year and 337 days remained in the year.
King Henry VIII of England died and his nine-year-old son, Edward VI, assumed the throne.
U.S. shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after lift off, killing all seven crew members aboard, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
The creation of Element 114 is announced by scientists.
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