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Historical Events For January - 28

Friday, 21 July 2017

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  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 this day in history jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter  

1689  On January - 28 english parliament ends king Charles II reign  

1691  Johann Balthasar Konig, composer on this day in history.  

1693  On this day in history anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)  

1697  John Fenwick, English conspirator on January - 28.  

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1702  On January - 28 hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer  

1706  John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history johann Ernst Bach, composer  

1724  On this day in history 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.  

1725  On January - 28 peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8]  

1754  On January - 28 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  Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on January - 28.  

1757  On this day in history antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer  

1760  On this day in history pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.  

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  On January - 28 peter the Great, Russia  

1782  On January - 28 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  Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on January - 28.  

1788  On January - 28 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 January - 28 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  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  On January - 28 birth of saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)  

1312  On January - 28 birth of queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)  

1457  Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509) was born on this day in history.  

1540  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

1578  On this day in history birth of cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)  

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

1600  Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69) was born on this day in history.  

1608  On January - 28 birth of giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer  

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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 this day in history.  

1061  On this day in history death of duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031)  

1119  Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1443  Death of Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France on this day in history.  

1528  Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies on this day in history.  

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