Historical Events For January - 28
Sunday, 26 February 2017
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 this day in history alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer on January - 28.
1687 On January - 28 johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
1688 On this day in history jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1689 On January - 28 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 January - 28.
1706 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor) on January - 28.
1714 On this day in history jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 Mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74) on January - 28.
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 January - 28.
1725 Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8] on this day in history.
1754 On this day in history horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity
1754 On this day in history ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
1756 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer on January - 28.
1757 On January - 28 antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer
1760 On this day in history pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
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 On January - 28 peter the Great, Russia
1782 On January - 28 jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84
1784 On January - 28 george HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
1787 On January - 28 philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
1788 On January - 28 lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
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 On this day in history london's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1810 Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead on this day in history.
1813 On this day in history pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.