January 28: Day of the Week
January 28, 2020 was the 28th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 338 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1760Pownal, Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
- 1846The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
- 1871Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
- 1902The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
- 1915An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
- 1933The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
- 1941French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
- 1960New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1982US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
- 1985Supergroup 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.
Who were born on January 28?
- 1457King Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
- 1712Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
- 1887Arthur Rubinstein, Polish pianist (d. 1982)
- 1911Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician
- 1927Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (d. 2010)
- 1959Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
- 1962Sam Phillips, American singer
- 1974Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1986Jessica Ennis, British athlete
- 1993Will Poulter, English actor
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