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Historical Events For January - 28

Sunday, 26 February 2017

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

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  Gottfried Vopelius, composer on January - 28.  

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 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  John Fenwick, English conspirator on January - 28.  

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1702  Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on January - 28.  

1706  John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on January - 28.  

1714  On this day in history jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)  

1717  Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on January - 28.  

1722  On January - 28 johann Ernst Bach, composer  

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 January - 28.  

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 this day in history ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69  

1756  Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on January - 28.  

1757  On January - 28 antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer  

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

1768  Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814) on January - 28.  

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  On January - 28 george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State  

1787  On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes  

1788  On January - 28 lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France  

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  Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1312  Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349) was born on January - 28.  

1457  On January - 28 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  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  On January - 28 birth of clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)  

1608  On this day in history 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  Death of Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031) on this day in history.  

1119  Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies on January - 28.  

1256  Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22 on January - 28.  

1271  Death of Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247) on January - 28.  

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 January - 28.  

1528  Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies on January - 28.  

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