Historical Events Happened In January - 28
Friday, 27 February 2015
1621 On January - 28 paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
1624 On January - 28 sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
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 January - 28.
1689 English parliament ends king Charles II reign on January - 28.
1691 On January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 On January - 28 anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
1697 John Fenwick, English conspirator on January - 28.
1702 On this day in history hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8]
1754 On January - 28 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 January - 28.
1756 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history peter the Great, Russia
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 On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 On January - 28 lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1788 On this day in history captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney
1807 London's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight on this day in history.
1807 London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight on January - 28.
1810 Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead on January - 28.
1813 Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom on this day in history.