Historical Events Happened In January - 28
Sunday, 23 November 2014
1621 Paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68 on January - 28.
1624 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts on January - 28.
1627 On January - 28 alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer on January - 28.
1687 Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on January - 28.
1688 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter on January - 28.
1689 On this day in history english parliament ends king Charles II reign
1691 On this day in history johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on January - 28.
1697 John Fenwick, English conspirator on January - 28.
1702 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on this day in history.
1706 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on this day in history.
1714 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon) on January - 28.
1717 On January - 28 mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
1722 On this day in history johann Ernst Bach, composer
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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1756 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on January - 28.
1757 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer on this day in history.
1760 Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants on this day in history.
1768 On January - 28 frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
1768 On this day in history john Wainwright, composer, dies at 44
1775 On January - 28 peter the Great, Russia
1782 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1784 George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State on January - 28.
1787 On this day in history philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 On this day in history lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1788 Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney on this day in history.
1807 London's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight on this day in history.
1807 On January - 28 london's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1810 On January - 28 andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
1813 On January - 28 pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.