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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Thursday, 28 May 2015

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  Alfonso Marsh, composer on January - 28.  

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 January - 28 english parliament ends king Charles II reign  

1691  Johann Balthasar Konig, composer on January - 28.  

1693  Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on January - 28.  

1697  John Fenwick, English conspirator on January - 28.  

1702  Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on January - 28.  

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  On this day in history mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)  

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  Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8] on this day in history.  

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 January - 28 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  On January - 28 john Wainwright, composer, dies at 44  

1775  Peter the Great, Russia on January - 28.  

1782  Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on January - 28.  

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 January - 28.  

1788  On January - 28 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 this day in history.  

1810  On January - 28 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 January - 28 birth of queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)  

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 January - 28.  

1578  On this day in history birth of cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 January - 28.  

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

1119  Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1443  Death of Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France on January - 28.  

1528  Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies on this day in history.