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Monday January 28, 2019

January 28: Day of the Week

January 28, 2019 was the 28th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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.

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January 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1754
    Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
  • 1871
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
  • 1935
    Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1945
    World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
  • 1958
    The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1980
    USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
  • 1985
    Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
  • 2002
    TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
  • 2017
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1833
    Charles George ‘Chinese’Gordon, British soldier and administrator (d. 1885)
  • 1927
    Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (d. 2010)
  • 1927
    Ronnie Scott, British tenor saxophonist and club owner (d. 1996)
  • 1930
    Kurt Biedenkopf, German politician
  • 1947
    Jeanne Shaheen, American politician, senior senator of New Hampshire
  • 1950
    Barbi Benton, American actress
  • 1954
    Rick Warren, American pastor and author
  • 1962
    Keith Hamilton Cobb, American actor
  • 1969
    Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
  • 1987
    Chelsea Brummet, American actress

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