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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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.
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January 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1547Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
- 1624Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
- 1896Walter 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.
- 1922Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city’s greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
- 1941French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
- 1945World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
- 1958The last episode of the British radio comedy programme Goon Show was broadcast.
- 1982US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
- 2011Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian’s streets in demonstrations referred to as “Friday of Anger” against the Mubarak regime.
- 2017New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 28?
- 1600Pope Clement IX (d. 1669)
- 1755Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician (d. 1830)
- 1818George S. Boutwell, American politician, 20th Governor of Massachusetts and later the 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
- 1891Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
- 1924Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (d. 1976)
- 1953Colin Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
- 1968Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer and songwriter
- 1978Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
- 1991Calum Worthy, Canadian actor and musician
- 1993Will Poulter, English actor
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