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Saturday January 28, 2017

January 28: Day of the Week

January 28, 2017 was the 28th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac 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.

January 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1077
    Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
  • 1573
    Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
  • 1813
    Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
  • 1887
    In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world’s largest snowflakes are reported, 15 in wide and 8 in thick.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which severely affects and cripples much of Upstate New York, but Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Watertown, NY, and surrounding areas are most affected, each area accumulating close to 10 ft of snow on this one day.
  • 1982
    US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1706
    John Baskerville, English printer (d. 1775)
  • 1712
    Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
  • 1863
    Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (d. 1918)
  • 1924
    Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (d. 1976)
  • 1953
    Chris Carter, English musician (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey)
  • 1959
    Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • 1968
    Rakim (William Michael Griffin Jr.), American rapper
  • 1977
    Daunte Culpepper, American football player
  • 1978
    Stephen Farrelly, Irish professional wrestler
  • 1990
    Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa, New Zealand rugby league footballer

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