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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

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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  On this day in history alfonso Marsh, composer  

1645  Gottfried Vopelius, composer on this day in history.  

1687  On this day in history johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday  

1688  Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter on January - 28.  

1689  On this day in history english parliament ends king Charles II reign  

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

1693  On January - 28 anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)  

1697  On January - 28 john Fenwick, English conspirator  


1702  Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on this day in history.  

1706  On this day in history john Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)  

1714  On January - 28 jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)  

1717  On January - 28 mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)  

1722  Johann Ernst Bach, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1754  On January - 28 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 this day in history.  

1757  Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer on January - 28.  

1760  Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants on January - 28.  

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

1768  John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1775  On this day in history 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 January - 28.  

1787  Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history 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  On January - 28 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 this day in history.  

1813  Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom on January - 28.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  On this day in history birth of saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)  

1312  Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  

1457  On this day in history birth of henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)  

1540  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on January - 28.  

1578  Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39) was born on this day in history.  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) was born on January - 28.  

1600  Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69) was born on January - 28.  

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


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 January - 28 death of duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031)  

1119  On this day in history gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies  

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

1271  On this day in history death of isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)  

1393  Death of Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball on January - 28.  

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

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


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