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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

1621  On January - 28 paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68  

1624  Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts on January - 28.  

1627  On this day in history alfonso Marsh, composer  

1645  On January - 28 gottfried Vopelius, composer  

1687  Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on January - 28.  

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 January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer  

1693  Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on January - 28.  

1697  John Fenwick, English conspirator on this day in history.  

1702  Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on January - 28.  

1706  On this day in history john Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)  

1714  On January - 28 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 January - 28.  

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 January - 28 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  Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1756  On this day in history hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer  

1757  Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer on this day in history.  

1760  Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants on January - 28.  

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

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  Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on January - 28.  

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  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 January - 28 pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.  

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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 January - 28.  

1457  On this day in history birth of henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)  

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 January - 28.  

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

1600  On this day in history 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  Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71 on January - 28.  

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

1119  On January - 28 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  Death of Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247) on this day in history.  

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

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

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