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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Sunday, 23 November 2014

1621  Paulus V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68 on January - 28.  

1624  Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts on January - 28.  

1627  On January - 28 alfonso Marsh, composer  

1645  Gottfried Vopelius, composer on January - 28.  

1687  Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on January - 28.  

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  Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on January - 28.  

1697  John Fenwick, English conspirator on January - 28.  

1702  Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer on this day in history.  

1706  John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on this day in history.  

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

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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

1757  Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer on this day in history.  

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

1768  On January - 28 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  Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1784  George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State on January - 28.  

1787  On this day in history philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes  

1788  On this day in history lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)  

1457  Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On January - 28 birth of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)  

1578  On this day in history birth of cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) was born on January - 28.  

1600  On this day in history birth of clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)  

1608  On this day in history birth of giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer  

Famous Deaths In January - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0814  Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1061  On this day in history death of duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031)  

1119  Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies on January - 28.  

1256  On January - 28 willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22  

1271  On this day in history death of isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)  

1393  Death of Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball on January - 28.  

1443  Death of Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France on January - 28.  

1528  On January - 28 philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies