On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 2014

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • DNA analysis confirms that the 6th C Plague of Justinian was caused by a variant of Yersinia pestis (the same bacteria for the Black Death)
  • Peter Cosgrove is named the next Governor-General of Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes), dies at 97