On This Day in Weird, January 28...
1754: Horace Walpole coins the word "serendipity" in a letter to Horace Mann.
1829: William Burke, serial murderer and body snatcher, hangs in Edinburgh.
1978: Rocker and future Tea Party lunatic Ted Nugent autographs a fan's arm with his knife.
2011: Twin sisters Alessia and Livia Schepp leave their mother's home in Lausanne, Switzerland, for a scheduled weekend visit with their father. Police find Mathias Kaspar Schepp dead, apparently from suicide, on January 30. The girls remain missing, their fate unknown.