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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 15, 2023 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 465,240 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 378 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 3,690 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 28 Historical Events
Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He is fined 1 shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph, thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph.
Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 28?
Johannes Hevelius, Polish-born astronomer (d. 1687)
Charles George ‘Chinese’Gordon, British soldier and administrator (d. 1885)
José Martí, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1895)
Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
Marthe Keller, Swiss actress
Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
Rick Ross, rapper
Daniel Carcillo, Canadian hockey player
Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
Will Poulter, English actor
Who died on January 28?
Pope Paul V (b. 1550)
Augusta Holmès, French composer (b. 1847)
Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer (b. 1859)
Zora Neale Hurston, American author (b. 1891)
Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (b. 1924)
Ronald McNair – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1950)
Gustaaf Deloor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)
Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
Ronnie Paris, child abuse victim (b. 2001)
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