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 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

  • 1077
    Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
  • 1624
    Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
  • 1820
    A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
  • 1846
    The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
  • 1902
    The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
  • 1958
    The last episode of the British radio comedy programme Goon Show was broadcast.
  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
  • 1988
    The last episode of the British TV series Yes, Prime Minister, entitled The Tangled Web, was broadcast.
  • 2006
    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.
  • 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?

  • 1582
    John Barclay, Scottish writer (d. 1621)
  • 1858
    Tannatt William Edgeworth David, KBE, DSO, FRS, Welsh-born Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer (d. 1934)
  • 1899
    Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
  • 1925
    Scotty Bloch, American stage and television actress
  • 1939
    John M. Fabian, NASA astronaut
  • 1941
    Joel Crothers, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1962
    Sam Phillips, American singer
  • 1976
    Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
  • 1984
    Stephen Gostkowski, American football player
  • 1988
    Paul Henry, English footballer

Who died on January 28?

  • 1859
    Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)
  • 1864
    Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
  • 1950
    Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)
  • 1953
    Derek Bentley, British criminal (b. 1933)
  • 1963
    Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
  • 1983
    Billy Fury, British singer (b. 1940)
  • 2002
    Gustaaf Deloor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)
  • 2004
    Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
  • 2008
    Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece (b. 1939)

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