About January 28

January 28, 2022 is the 28th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 337 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 4 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.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    Alexander Island is first discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.
  • 1887
    In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world’s largest snowflakes are reported, 15 in wide and 8 in thick.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
  • 1918
    Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
  • 1982
    US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
  • 1988
    The last episode of the British TV series Yes, Prime Minister, entitled The Tangled Web, was broadcast.
  • 1998
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 2002
    TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
  • 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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