Historical Events For January - 28
Friday, 21 July 2017
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 January - 28 alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 On January - 28 gottfried Vopelius, composer
1687 Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on this day in history.
1688 On this day in history jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1689 On January - 28 english parliament ends king Charles II reign
1691 Johann Balthasar Konig, composer on this day in history.
1693 On this day in history anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
1697 John Fenwick, English conspirator on January - 28.
1702 On January - 28 hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on this day in history.
1714 On this day in history jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on this day in history.
1722 On this day in history 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 January - 28 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 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on January - 28.
1757 On this day in history antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer
1760 On this day in history pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
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 January - 28 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 this day in history.
1787 Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on January - 28.
1788 On January - 28 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 London's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight on this day in history.
1807 On January - 28 london's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
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 January - 28.