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Saturday January 28, 2017

January 28: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1754
    Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
  • 1917
    Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1979
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Sheep in Chinese astrology.
  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1225
    Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)
  • 1312
    Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)
  • 1706
    John Baskerville, English printer (d. 1775)
  • 1841
    Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh-born explorer and journalist (d. 1904)
  • 1897
    Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (d. 1986)
  • 1910
    John Banner, Austrian actor (d. 1973)
  • 1960
    Robert von Dassanowsky, American historian, writer, and producer
  • 1969
    Linda Sanchez, American politician
  • 1972
    Nicky Southall, English footballer
  • 1991
    Calum Worthy, Canadian actor and musician

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