Historical Events Happened In January - 28
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
1621 On January - 28 paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
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 On January - 28 gottfried Vopelius, composer
1687 Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on January - 28.
1688 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter on this day in history.
1689 English parliament ends king Charles II reign on January - 28.
1691 On January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on January - 28.
1697 John Fenwick, English conspirator on this day in history.
1702 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on January - 28.
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 Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on this day in history.
1722 Johann Ernst Bach, composer on January - 28.
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 On January - 28 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 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 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer on this day in history.
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 On this day in history john Wainwright, composer, dies at 44
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 On this day in history george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
1787 Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on January - 28.
1788 On this day in history lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1788 On January - 28 captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney
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 January - 28.
1813 On January - 28 pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.