January 28: Day of the Week
January 28, 2021 was the 28th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1724The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
- 1851Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
- 1855The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
- 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.
- 1908Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
- 1922New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1934The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
- 1956Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
- 2011Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian’s streets in demonstrations referred to as “Friday of Anger” against the Mubarak regime.
Who were born on January 28?
- 1717Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
- 1818George S. Boutwell, American politician, 20th Governor of Massachusetts and later the 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
- 1911Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician
- 1922Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1993)
- 1938Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
- 1941Osbourne ‘King Tubby’Ruddock, Jamaican musician and sound engineer (d. 1989)
- 1961Arnaldur Indridason, Icelandic writer
- 1968DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
- 1969Linda Sanchez, American politician
- 1991Calum Worthy, Canadian actor and musician
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