Historical Events For January - 28
Sunday, 28 May 2017
1621 On this day in history paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
1624 On this day in history sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
1627 Alfonso Marsh, composer on January - 28.
1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer on January - 28.
1687 On this day in history johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
1688 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter on this day in history.
1689 English parliament ends king Charles II reign on January - 28.
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 John Fenwick, English conspirator on this day in history.
1702 On this day in history hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 On this day in history john Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
1714 On this day in history jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 On January - 28 mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
1722 On January - 28 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 Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8] on January - 28.
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 January - 28.
1756 On January - 28 hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
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 January - 28.
1768 On this day in history john Wainwright, composer, dies at 44
1775 Peter the Great, Russia on this day in history.
1782 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1784 On this day in history george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
1787 On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France on this day in history.
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 January - 28.
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.