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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 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)

  • 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.
  • 1871
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
  • 1878
    Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
  • 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.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1540
    Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)
  • 1582
    John Barclay, Scottish writer (d. 1621)
  • 1600
    Pope Clement IX (d. 1669)
  • 1784
    George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the UK (d. 1860)
  • 1858
    Tannatt William Edgeworth David, KBE, DSO, FRS, Welsh-born Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer (d. 1934)
  • 1861
    Julián Felipe, Filipino musician (d. 1944)
  • 1927
    Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Dick Taylor, English musician (The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things)
  • 1953
    Chris Carter, English musician (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey)
  • 1954
    Rick Warren, American pastor and author

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