January 28: Day of the Week
January 28, 2020 is the 28th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1573Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
- 1846The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
- 1851Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
- 1878Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
- 1887In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world’s largest snowflakes are reported, 15 in wide and 8 in thick.
- 1917Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
- 1956Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
- 1958The last episode of the British radio comedy programme Goon Show was broadcast.
- 1964An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
- 1998New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 28?
- 1818George S. Boutwell, American politician, 20th Governor of Massachusetts and later the 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
- 1822Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1892)
- 1927Ronnie Scott, British tenor saxophonist and club owner (d. 1996)
- 1949Tom Downey, former American Congressman
- 1950Barbi Benton, American actress
- 1963Dan Spitz, American musician, guitarist (Anthrax)
- 1978Jamie Carragher, English footballer
- 1985Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
- 1985Daniel Carcillo, Canadian hockey player
- 1986Jessica Ennis, British athlete
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