What are the important events that happened on January 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
January 28: Facts & Myths About This Day
January 28 is the 28th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 15, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 438,936 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosioctagon’ day.
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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 381 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,594 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 28 Historical Events
Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
The last episode of the British radio comedy programme Goon Show was broadcast.
USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
The last episode of the British TV series Yes, Prime Minister, entitled The Tangled Web, was broadcast.
The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Chorzów / Katowice, Poland, collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 28?
John Barclay, Scottish writer (d. 1621)
Tannatt William Edgeworth David, KBE, DSO, FRS, Welsh-born Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer (d. 1934)
Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
Scotty Bloch, American stage and television actress
John M. Fabian, NASA astronaut
Joel Crothers, American actor (d. 1985)
Sam Phillips, American singer
Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
Stephen Gostkowski, American football player
Paul Henry, English footballer
Who died on January 28?
Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)
Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)
Derek Bentley, British criminal (b. 1933)
Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
Billy Fury, British singer (b. 1940)
Gustaaf Deloor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)
Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)
Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece (b. 1939)
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