Historical Events For January - 28
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
1621 Paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68 on January - 28.
1624 On January - 28 sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
1627 Alfonso Marsh, composer on this day in history.
1645 On January - 28 gottfried Vopelius, composer
1687 On this day in history johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
1688 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter on this day in history.
1689 On this day in history english parliament ends king Charles II reign
1691 Johann Balthasar Konig, composer on January - 28.
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 this day in history.
1714 On January - 28 jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 On this day in history mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
1722 On January - 28 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 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 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 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 John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on January - 28.
1775 Peter the Great, Russia on this day in history.
1782 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on January - 28.
1784 George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State on January - 28.
1787 Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on this day in history.
1788 On this day in history lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
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 January - 28.
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.