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Thursday January 28, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1521
    The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
  • 1820
    A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
  • 1851
    Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
  • 1909
    United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
  • 1915
    An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1958
    The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1965
    The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
  • 1998
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
  • 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?

  • 1857
    William Seward Burroughs I, American inventor (d. 1898)
  • 1887
    Arthur Rubinstein, Polish pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1924
    Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (d. 1976)
  • 1940
    Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman
  • 1962
    Sam Phillips, American singer
  • 1967
    Jan Lamb, Chinese disc jockey & comedian
  • 1969
    Linda Sanchez, American politician
  • 1971
    Anthony Hamilton, American soul singer
  • 1978
    Jamie Carragher, English footballer
  • 1989
    Josh Coulson, English footballer

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