On this day: January 28

POSTED: 02:20 PM PST Jan 25, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 27, 2016 

"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 - ski tow
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1934: The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Woodstock, Vermont. Clinton Gilbert entered into a partnership with Bob and Betty Royce, proprietors of the White Cupboard Inn, to construct the device using the rear wheel of a Ford Model A to haul skiers up a 500-foot slope. Within five years, more than 100 tow ropes were operating in North America.


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