Historical Events For January - 28
Thursday, 30 March 2017
1621 On January - 28 paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
1624 On January - 28 sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
1627 On this day in history alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 On January - 28 gottfried Vopelius, composer
1687 On this day in history johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
1688 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter on January - 28.
1689 On January - 28 english parliament ends king Charles II reign
1691 On January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on January - 28.
1697 John Fenwick, English conspirator on this day in history.
1702 On this day in history hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on January - 28.
1714 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon) on this day in history.
1717 Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on this day in history.
1722 Johann Ernst Bach, composer on this day in history.
1724 On this day in history the Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
1725 On January - 28 peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8]
1754 On January - 28 horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity
1754 Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69 on January - 28.
1756 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on January - 28.
1757 On this day in history antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer
1760 On this day in history pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
1768 On January - 28 frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
1768 John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.
1775 On this day in history peter the Great, Russia
1782 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on January - 28.
1784 George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State on this day in history.
1787 On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 On January - 28 lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1788 On this day in history captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney
1807 London's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight on January - 28.
1807 London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight on this day in history.
1810 On this day in history andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
1813 Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom on this day in history.