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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1547
    Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
  • 1724
    The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
  • 1754
    Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
  • 1851
    Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
  • 1855
    The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
  • 1878
    Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
  • 2006
    The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Chorzów / Katowice, Poland, collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1600
    Pope Clement IX (d. 1669)
  • 1608
    Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (d. 1679)
  • 1717
    Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
  • 1886
    Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • 1910
    John Banner, Austrian actor (d. 1973)
  • 1911
    Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician
  • 1927
    Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (d. 2001)
  • 1945
    John Perkins, American author and activist
  • 1974
    Tony Delk, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Daunte Culpepper, American football player

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