Historical Events Happened In January - 28
Sunday, 26 June 2016
1621 Paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1624 On this day in history sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
1627 Alfonso Marsh, composer on this day in history.
1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer on January - 28.
1687 Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on January - 28.
1688 On January - 28 jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1689 On January - 28 english parliament ends king Charles II reign
1691 On this day in history johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on January - 28.
1697 On January - 28 john Fenwick, English conspirator
1702 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on January - 28.
1706 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on this day in history.
1714 On January - 28 jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 On this day in history mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
1722 On January - 28 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 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 January - 28.
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 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 this day in history 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 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1784 George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State on this day in history.
1787 On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 On this day in history lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1788 On this day in history captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney
1807 On this day in history 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.