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Tuesday January 28, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1760
    Pownal, Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
  • 1846
    The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
  • 1871
    Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
  • 1902
    The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
  • 1915
    An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
  • 1933
    The 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.
  • 1941
    French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • 1960
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 1982
    US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 28?

  • 1457
    King Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
  • 1712
    Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
  • 1887
    Arthur Rubinstein, Polish pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1911
    Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician
  • 1927
    Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (d. 2010)
  • 1959
    Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
  • 1962
    Sam Phillips, American singer
  • 1974
    Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1986
    Jessica Ennis, British athlete
  • 1993
    Will Poulter, English actor

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