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 This day in History - January 28
449 Historic Events for January 28
1787

Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes

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1788

Capt Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay NSW

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1788

Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France

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1791

Louis-J-Ferdinand H‚rold, France, opera composer (Zampa)

Birth
1805

Mih ly Csokonai Vit‚z, Hungarian (stage)poet (Dorottya), dies at 31

Death
1807

London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight

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1810

Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French and Bavarians, shot dead

Death
1813

Jan Joseph Rosler, composer, dies at 41

Death
1814

Stendahl's 1st book is published

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1815

Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1875

Birth
1817

Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer, dies at 55

Death
1818

George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), died in 1905

Birth
1819

Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore

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1821

Bellingshausen discovers Alexander Island off Antarctica

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1822

Alexander MacKenzie, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)

Birth
1824

William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)

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1825

George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875

Birth
1828

Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor

Birth
1828

Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1868

Birth
1829

William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh

Death
1830

Opera "Fra Diavolo," premieres in Paris

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1831

Henry Brevard Davidson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1899

Birth
1832

Franz Wullner, composer

Birth
1833

Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)

Birth
1838

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]

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