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Sunday January 28, 2018

January 28: Day of the Week

January 28, 2018 was the 28th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2018
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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)

  • 1820
    A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
  • 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.
  • 1887
    In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world’s largest snowflakes are reported, 15 in wide and 8 in thick.
  • 1922
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1935
    Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1964
    An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
  • 2011
    Hundreds 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?

  • 1312
    Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)
  • 1822
    Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1892)
  • 1864
    Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English inventor (d. 1927)
  • 1945
    Robert Wyatt, English musician
  • 1951
    Brian Bilbray, American politician
  • 1963
    Dan Spitz, American musician, guitarist (Anthrax)
  • 1969
    Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
  • 1975
    Anne Montminy, Canadian diver
  • 1976
    Mark Madsen, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Josh Coulson, English footballer

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