Historical Events For January - 28
Saturday, 21 January 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 this day in history.
1627 Alfonso Marsh, composer on this day in history.
1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer on this day in history.
1687 Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on January - 28.
1688 On this day in history jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1689 English parliament ends king Charles II reign on January - 28.
1691 Johann Balthasar Konig, composer on this day in history.
1693 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on January - 28.
1697 John Fenwick, English conspirator on January - 28.
1702 On January - 28 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 Johann Ernst Bach, composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1754 On this day in history horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity
1754 On January - 28 ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
1756 On this day in history hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
1757 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer on this day in history.
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 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on January - 28.
1784 On this day in history george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
1787 On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France on this day in history.
1788 Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney on January - 28.
1807 London's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight on this day in history.
1807 On this day in history 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 this day in history.