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.
  • 1521
    The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
  • 1573
    Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
  • 1760
    Pownal, Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
  • 1813
    Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1878
    Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
  • 1909
    United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
  • 1915
    An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
  • 1945
    World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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