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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.

January 2021

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1896
    Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He is fined 1 shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph, thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph.
  • 1908
    Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
  • 1922
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1934
    The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
  • 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?

  • 1717
    Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
  • 1818
    George S. Boutwell, American politician, 20th Governor of Massachusetts and later the 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
  • 1911
    Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician
  • 1922
    Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1993)
  • 1938
    Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • 1941
    Osbourne ‘King Tubby’Ruddock, Jamaican musician and sound engineer (d. 1989)
  • 1961
    Arnaldur Indridason, Icelandic writer
  • 1968
    DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
  • 1969
    Linda Sanchez, American politician
  • 1991
    Calum Worthy, Canadian actor and musician

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