Historical Events Happened In January - 28
Saturday, 31 January 2015
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 Alfonso Marsh, composer on January - 28.
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 English parliament ends king Charles II reign on this day in history.
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 January - 28.
1702 On January - 28 hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 On January - 28 john Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
1714 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon) on January - 28.
1717 Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on this day in history.
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 January - 28.
1725 Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8] on January - 28.
1754 Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity on this day in history.
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 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer on January - 28.
1760 On January - 28 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 January - 28.
1775 Peter the Great, Russia on January - 28.
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 January - 28.
1788 On this day in history captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney
1807 On January - 28 london's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight
1807 On this day in history london's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1810 Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead on January - 28.
1813 On this day in history pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.