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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

1621  Paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1624  On this day in history 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 this day in history gottfried Vopelius, composer  

1687  Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter  

1689  On this day in history english parliament ends king Charles II reign  

1691  On this day in history johann Balthasar Konig, composer  

1693  On this day in history anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)  

1697  On this day in history john Fenwick, English conspirator  

1702  On this day in history hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer  

1706  John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on this day in history.  

1714  On this day in history jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)  

1717  On this day in history mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)  

1722  On this day in history johann Ernst Bach, composer  

1724  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 on this day in history.  

1725  On this day in history 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  On this day in history ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69  

1756  Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on this day in history.  

1757  On this day in history antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer  

1760  Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants on this day in history.  

1768  Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814) on this day in history.  

1768  John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1775  Peter the Great, Russia on this day in history.  

1782  On this day in history jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84  

1784  George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State on this day in history.  

1787  On this day in history philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes  

1788  Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  On this day in history birth of saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)  

1312  Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  

1457  Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509) was born on this day in history.  

1540  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

1578  Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39) was born on this day in history.  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) was born on this day in history.  

1600  Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69) was born on this day in history.  

1608  Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0814  Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1061  On this day in history death of duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031)  

1119  On this day in history gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies  

1256  On this day in history willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22  

1271  On this day in history death of isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)  

1393  On this day in history death of earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball  

1443  Death of Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France on this day in history.  

1528  On this day in history philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies