About January 28

January 28, 2021 is the 28th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 15 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 28

  • 1077
    Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    Alexander Island is first discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.
  • 1871
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
  • 1933
    The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
  • 1934
    The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
  • 1935
    Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1945
    World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
  • 1958
    The last episode of the British radio comedy programme Goon Show was broadcast.
  • 1964
    An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 1965
    The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed are hanged.
  • 2011
    Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian’s streets in demonstrations referred to as “Friday of Anger” against the Mubarak regime.
  • 2017
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.

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