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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Friday, 31 October 2014

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

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

1627  Alfonso Marsh, composer on this day in history.  

1645  Gottfried Vopelius, composer on this day in history.  

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

1688  Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter on January - 28.  

1689  On this day in history english parliament ends king Charles II reign  

1691  Johann Balthasar Konig, composer on this day in history.  

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 January - 28.  

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

1717  On this day in history mustapha III, Sultan of Turkey (1757-74)  

1722  Johann Ernst Bach, composer on January - 28.  

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  Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia, dies at 52 [NS=Feb 8] on this day in history.  

1754  On January - 28 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  On January - 28 hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer  

1757  On January - 28 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  John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1775  Peter the Great, Russia on January - 28.  

1782  On this day in history jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84  

1784  George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State on this day in history.  

1787  Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes on January - 28.  

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

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  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  Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom on January - 28.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) was born on January - 28.  

1312  Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  

1457  On January - 28 birth of henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)  

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 January - 28 birth of clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)  

1608  Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

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 January - 28.  

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 January - 28.  

1256  On January - 28 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  On this day in history death of earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball  

1443  On this day in history death of robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France  

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