Historical Events For January - 28
Monday, 25 September 2017
1621 Paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1624 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts on January - 28.
1627 On January - 28 alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer on this day in history.
1687 On January - 28 johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
1688 On this day in history jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1689 On this day in history english parliament ends king Charles II reign
1691 On January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 On January - 28 anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
1697 John Fenwick, English conspirator on this day in history.
1702 On this day in history hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on January - 28.
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 On this day in history johann Ernst Bach, composer
1724 On January - 28 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 this day in history 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 On this day in history ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
1756 On January - 28 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 this day in history.
1768 On this day in history frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
1768 On January - 28 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 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 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 January - 28.
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 On this day in history pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.