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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Saturday, 31 January 2015

1621  On this day in history 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  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  English parliament ends king Charles II reign on this day in history.  

1691  On January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer  

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  On January - 28 john Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)  

1714  Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon) on January - 28.  

1717  Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on this day in history.  

1722  On January - 28 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 January - 28.  

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

1754  Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69 on January - 28.  

1756  Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on January - 28.  

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

1775  Peter the Great, Russia on January - 28.  

1782  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history 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  On this day in history london's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight  

1810  Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead on January - 28.  

1813  On this day in history pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  On this day in history birth of saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)  

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  On this day in history birth of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)  

1578  On January - 28 birth of cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)  

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

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  On January - 28 charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71  

1061  Death of Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031) on January - 28.  

1119  On January - 28 gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies  

1256  Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22 on this day in history.  

1271  On January - 28 death of isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)  

1393  On this day in history death of earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball  

1443  On this day in history death of robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France  

1528  Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies on January - 28.