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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

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1621  On January - 28 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 this day in history gottfried Vopelius, composer  

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

1688  On January - 28 jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter  

1689  English parliament ends king Charles II reign on this day in history.  

1691  On January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer  

1693  On January - 28 anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)  

1697  On this day in history john Fenwick, English conspirator  

1702  Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on January - 28.  

1706  John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on January - 28.  

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

1717  Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1756  On this day in history 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 January - 28.  

1768  On January - 28 frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)  

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

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

1782  On January - 28 jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84  

1784  On this day in history george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State  

1787  Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on this day in history.  

1788  On January - 28 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  London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight on January - 28.  

1810  On January - 28 andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead  

1813  Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom on January - 28.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) was born on January - 28.  

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 January - 28.  

1540  On this day in history birth of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)  

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

1582  On January - 28 birth of john Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon)  

1600  On January - 28 birth of clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)  

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  On this day in history charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71  

1061  Death of Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031) on this day in history.  

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

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

1271  On January - 28 death of isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)  

1393  On January - 28 death of earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball  

1443  On January - 28 death of robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France  

1528  On January - 28 philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies