January 28 1958 – The LEGO Group Receives a Patent for its Plastic Bricks

January 28 1958 – The LEGO Group Receives a Patent for its Plastic Bricks5 (100%) 1 vote One of the most successful — and simplest — toy brands in history received a major boost on January 28, 1958: founder Ole Kirk Christiansen received a patent for a new design of his interlocking plastic bricks. When the blocks debuted on the market a few weeks later, it began a decades-long obsession with the toys for children all over the world. The foundation for LEGO was laid 40 years earlier, when Christiansen purchased a woodworking business in the Danish city of Billund. By the 1930s, with the Great Depression in full swing, he […]

January 28 1985 – United Support of Artists for Africa records the hit single “We are the World”

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January 28 1985 – United Support of Artists for Africa records the hit single “We are the World”Rate this post On January 28, 1985, the United Support of Artists for Africa went on to record “We Are The World”, one of the best-selling charity singles of the world in support of Ethiopian famine victims. “We Are The World” is a benefit single recorded by some of the best-known stars of the American music industry in 1985, for the victims of famine in Africa. It sold over 20 million copies and raised over $60 million. The proceeds were then distributed to Ethiopia and other African countries as part of a relief […]