What happened this day in history January 28

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

  • 1547
    Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
  • 1754
    Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
  • 1851
    Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
  • 1896
    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.
  • 1908
    Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
  • 1915
    An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
  • 1917
    Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
  • 1965
    The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
  • 1984
    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.
  • 2036
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1611
    Johannes Hevelius, Polish-born astronomer (d. 1687)
  • 1833
    Charles George ‘Chinese’Gordon, British soldier and administrator (d. 1885)
  • 1853
    José Martí, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1895)
  • 1891
    Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • 1945
    Marthe Keller, Swiss actress
  • 1950
    Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
  • 1976
    Rick Ross, rapper
  • 1985
    Daniel Carcillo, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986
    Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • 1993
    Will Poulter, English actor

Who died on January 28?

  • 1621
    Pope Paul V (b. 1550)
  • 1903
    Augusta Holmès, French composer (b. 1847)
  • 1915
    Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)
  • 1935
    Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer (b. 1859)
  • 1960
    Zora Neale Hurston, American author (b. 1891)
  • 1976
    Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (b. 1924)
  • 1986
    Ronald McNair – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1950)
  • 2002
    Gustaaf Deloor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)
  • 2004
    Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2005
    Ronnie Paris, child abuse victim (b. 2001)

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