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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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  On this day in history alfonso Marsh, composer  

1645  Gottfried Vopelius, composer on this day in history.  

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

1688  On this day in history jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter  

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

1691  On this day in history johann Balthasar Konig, composer  

1693  On this day in history anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)  

1697  John Fenwick, English conspirator on this day in history.  

1702  On this day in history hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer  

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

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

1717  Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on this day in history.  

1722  On this day in history johann Ernst Bach, composer  

1724  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84  

1784  On this day in history george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State  

1787  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1457  Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509) was born on this day in history.  

1540  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history birth of clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)  

1608  Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0814  On this day in history charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71  

1061  On this day in history death of duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031)  

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

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

1271  Death of Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1528  On this day in history philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies