Historical Events Happened In January - 28
Saturday, 20 December 2014
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 On this day in history alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer on January - 28.
1687 On this day in history johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
1688 On this day in history jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1689 English parliament ends king Charles II reign on this day in history.
1691 On January - 28 johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 On January - 28 anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
1697 On January - 28 john Fenwick, English conspirator
1702 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on January - 28.
1706 On January - 28 john Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
1714 On January - 28 jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on January - 28.
1722 Johann Ernst Bach, composer on January - 28.
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 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 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 this day in history 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 On this day in history peter the Great, Russia
1782 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1784 On this day in history george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
1787 On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France on January - 28.
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 this day in history.
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.