January 28th is known as International Lego Day and Data Privacy Day.
We’ve made it to the 28th day of the year! There are 338 days left in 2024.
Sit tight as we share with you the many incredible facts and events that all happened on this day in history, including historical events in technology and literature.
Did you know that on this day in 1887, the world’s largest snowflake was discovered? It measured 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick and was found in a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about January 28th in history!
What memorable events happened on January 28 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Tennis sisters went head-to-head when Serena Williams beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open Women’s Tennis.
The Egyptian government shut down 88% of the internet across the country.
The government decided this would be the best course of action to help control the large protests that were happening.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Elijah Wood! Check out more famous people born on this day below.
25 years old
43 years old
31 years old
Sep 14, 1901 (Age 58)
Apr 21, 1509 (Age 52)
Unfortunately, January 28th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on January 28th throughout history.
The best of prophets of the future is the past.
Here are some interesting holidays that are celebrated on this day.
International Lego Day is the best day of the year to create your own little world using those colorful building blocks known as LEGO! On this day in 1958, a patent application for the modern Lego brick design was filed in Denmark.
Data Privacy Day
It’s pretty hard to keep track of what personal information we have lying around on the internet. So today’s not just about checking up on what data of yours you have out for the taking, but also about putting pressure on corporations to back off a bit and respect our privacy.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The same brain cycles that occur when asleep still happen when you’re awake, but in smaller sections. Meaning, parts of your brain are always “falling asleep.”
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Aquarius.
Aquarians are incredibly assertive, and once they have made their mind up about something, there is no changing it.
Those of you that were born in January have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is undoubtedly a gift to the wearer as it brings them love, friendships, loyalty, health, and luck.
For people born on Jan 28, your estimated date of conception falls on May 7 in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on January 28, 2024, will be born around October 21, 2024.