Historical Events For January - 28
Friday, 24 November 2017
1621 On this day in history paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
1624 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts on January - 28.
1627 Alfonso Marsh, composer on January - 28.
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 January - 28.
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 January - 28 anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
1697 On this day in history john Fenwick, English conspirator
1702 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on this day in history.
1706 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on January - 28.
1714 On January - 28 jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 On January - 28 mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)
1722 Johann Ernst Bach, composer on this day in history.
1724 On January - 28 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 Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity on January - 28.
1754 Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69 on January - 28.
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 Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814) on this day in history.
1768 John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.
1775 On this day in history peter the Great, Russia
1782 On January - 28 jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84
1784 George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State on January - 28.
1787 On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 On this day in history lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
1788 On January - 28 captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney
1807 On January - 28 london's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight
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 this day in history.
1813 Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom on January - 28.