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What Happened on January 28, 1724

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

1724 Highlights

About January 28, 1724

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 296 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius