About January 28

January 28, 2024 is the 28th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 13 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.
  • 1760
    Pownal, Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
  • 1821
    Alexander Island is first discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.
  • 1846
    The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
  • 1855
    The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
  • 1909
    United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
  • 1918
    Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
  • 1935
    Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1958
    The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1960
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1964
    An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 1986
    Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
  • 1988
    The last episode of the British TV series Yes, Prime Minister, entitled The Tangled Web, was broadcast.
  • 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.

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