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Historical Events For January - 28

Sunday, 28 May 2017

1621  On this day in history 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  Alfonso Marsh, composer on January - 28.  

1645  Gottfried Vopelius, composer on January - 28.  

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  English parliament ends king Charles II reign on January - 28.  

1691  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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1702  On this day in history hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer  

1706  On this day in history john Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)  

1714  On this day in history jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)  

1717  On January - 28 mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)  

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 this day in history.  

1725  Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8] on January - 28.  

1754  On this day in history 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 January - 28.  

1756  On January - 28 hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer  

1757  On this day in history antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer  

1760  Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants on this day in history.  

1768  Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814) on January - 28.  

1768  On this day in history john Wainwright, composer, dies at 44  

1775  Peter the Great, Russia on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1788  Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney on this day in history.  

1807  London's Pall Mall is first street lit by gaslight on January - 28.  

1807  On January - 28 london's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight  

1810  On January - 28 andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead  

1813  On January - 28 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  Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349) was born on January - 28.  

1457  Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509) was born on January - 28.  

1540  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

1578  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer  

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Famous Deaths In January - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0814  On this day in history charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71  

1061  Death of Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1393  Death of Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball on this day in history.  

1443  On January - 28 death of robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France  

1528  Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies on this day in history.  

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