Historical Events In January - 28
Thursday, 19 April 2018
1621 On this day in history 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 January - 28 alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 On January - 28 gottfried Vopelius, composer
1687 Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on this day in history.
1688 On January - 28 jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1689 English parliament ends king Charles II reign on January - 28.
1691 On January - 28 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 January - 28 hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 On this day in history john Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
1714 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon) on this day in history.
1717 On January - 28 mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
1722 Johann Ernst Bach, composer on this day in history.
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 January - 28.
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 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on January - 28.
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 On January - 28 frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
1768 John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on January - 28.
1775 On this day in history peter the Great, Russia
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 On this day in history lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1788 On January - 28 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 On this day in history london's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1810 On this day in history andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
1813 On January - 28 pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.