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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Monday, 27 April 2015

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

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

1627  On January - 28 alfonso Marsh, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1689  On January - 28 english parliament ends king Charles II reign  

1691  Johann Balthasar Konig, composer on January - 28.  

1693  On January - 28 anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)  

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

1702  On January - 28 hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer  

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

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

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

1722  On this day in history 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  On this day in history peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8]  

1754  On January - 28 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 this day in history 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 January - 28.  

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 January - 28.  

1784  On January - 28 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  On this day in history captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Botany Bay, Sydney  

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 this day in history.  

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  On January - 28 birth of henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)  

1540  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on January - 28.  

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

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

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  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  Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22 on January - 28.  

1271  Death of Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247) on January - 28.  

1393  On January - 28 death of earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball  

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

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