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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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

1624  Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts on this day in history.  

1627  Alfonso Marsh, composer on this day in history.  

1645  On January - 28, 1645 in history gottfried Vopelius, composer  

1687  Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday on this day in history.  

1688  Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter on this day in history.  

1689  English parliament ends king Charles II reign on this day in history.  

1691  On this day in history johann Balthasar Konig, composer  

1693  Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS) on this day in history.  

1697  John Fenwick, English conspirator on this day in history.  

1702  On January - 28, 1702 in history hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer  

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

1714  Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon) on this day in history.  

1717  Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on January - 28, 1717 in history.  

1722  Johann Ernst Bach, composer on this day in history.  

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, 1724 in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1756  Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on this day in history.  

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 January - 28, 1760 in history.  

1768  On this day in history frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)  

1768  On January - 28, 1768 in history john Wainwright, composer, dies at 44  

1775  Peter the Great, Russia on January - 28, 1775 in history.  

1782  Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1784  On January - 28, 1784 in history george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State  

1787  Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on this day in history.  

1788  On January - 28, 1788 in history lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France  

1788  Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney on January - 28, 1788 in history.  

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, 1807 in history.  

1810  On January - 28, 1810 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.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) was born on this day in history.  

1312  On January - 28, 1312 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  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

1578  Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39) was born on January - 28, 1578 in history.  

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

1600  Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69) was born on this day in history.  

1608  Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on January - 28, 1608 in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0814  On January - 28, 0814 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  Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies on this day in history.  

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

1271  On January - 28, 1271 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, 1393 in history.  

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

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