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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

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

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 January - 28.  

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

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

1689  English parliament ends king Charles II reign on this day in history.  

1691  On January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer  

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 January - 28.  

1706  On January - 28 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 January - 28.  

1722  Johann Ernst Bach, composer on January - 28.  

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 January - 28.  

1754  Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity on this day in history.  

1754  On January - 28 ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69  

1756  On this day in history hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer  

1757  Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer on January - 28.  

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

1768  On January - 28 frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)  

1768  John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on January - 28.  

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  Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France on January - 28.  

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  London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight on January - 28.  

1810  On this day in history andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead  

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 January - 28.  

1312  On this day in history birth of queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)  

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 January - 28.  

1582  On January - 28 birth of john Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon)  

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 January - 28.  

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 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 January - 28 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 January - 28.  

1393  On January - 28 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