Learn the most important historical events that happened on this day: 28 January
28 January 814
Charlemagne, the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, dies..
Charlemagne, the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, dies of pleurisy in Aachen, Germany, in the year 814. Louis Eusebius succeeds him as king of the Carolingian empire, and he is succeeded by his son.
28 January 1077
Pope Gregory VII…
Pope Gregory VII of the Holy Roman Empire revokes the aphorism of Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire in 1077.
28 January 1547
KING Henry IX passes away…
King Henry IX of England passes away in 1547. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI, succeeds him as king and becomes the country’s first Protestant leader.
28 January 1573
The signing of the Articles of the Warsaw Confederation, which ratifies secularism in Poland, takes place in 1573.
28 January 1624
First British Colony in the…
The island of St. Christopher is the site of the establishment of the first British colony in the Caribbean in 1624.
28 January 1820
28 January 1871
Siege of Paris 28 January
During the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, the Siege of Paris is concluded, resulting in the dominance of Prussia over France.
28 January 1964
28 January 1986
Challenger Space shuttle disaster…
The NASA Challenger space shuttle explodes just 73 seconds after taking off.