About January 28

January 28, 2020 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.

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Aquarius is the sun 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.

What Happened On January 28

  • 1521
    The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
  • 1573
    Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
  • 1724
    The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
  • 1754
    Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
  • 1813
    Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
  • 1846
    The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
  • 1878
    Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city’s greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
  • 1922
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1932
    Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
  • 1934
    The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
  • 1935
    Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1938
    The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 km/h.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1945
    World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
  • 1958
    The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian’s streets in demonstrations referred to as “Friday of Anger” against the Mubarak regime.

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