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What Happened on January 28, 1724

Historical Events

Historic Event

The Russian Academy of Sciences founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in a Senate decree. Called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.

1724 Highlights

About January 28, 1724

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 297 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius