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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

1697  Johann Pfeiffer, composer on this day in history.  

1700  Russia replaces Byzantine with Julian calendar on this day in history.  

1700  On this day in history protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar  

1700  Russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar on January - 01.  

1701  Pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64 on January - 01.  

1701  On this day in history great Britain & Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom  

1707  On this day in history john V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal  

1707  Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal on this day in history.  

1709  Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder on this day in history.  

1714  Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas) on this day in history.  

1716  On January - 01 william Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75  

1723  Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer on this day in history.  

1729  The birth of Edmund Burke, British Author on this day in history.  

1729  On January - 01 edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]  

1730  Daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, dies at 82 on January - 01.  

1734  On this day in history john F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples  

1735  Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming) on this day in history.  

1739  J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica on this day in history.  

1745  "Mad" Anthony Wayne, general on this day in history.  

1748  On this day in history giovanni Furno, composer  

1752  On this day in history the birth of Betsy Ross, American flagmaker  

1752  Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker on January - 01.  

1753  On January - 01 louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer, dies at 55  

1758  Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26 on this day in history.  

1764  On this day in history john Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster)  

1766  Frans E Jacobus III, Old Pretender, king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies on this day in history.  

1768  On this day in history jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, dies at 73  

1770  On this day in history date of action in the opera "Madeleine"  

1772  On this day in history first traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities  

1772  On January - 01 the firt traveler's checks issued (London)  

1776  On this day in history gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag  

1776  General George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag on January - 01.  

1777  Micah Hawkins, composer on January - 01.  

1777  Emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58 on January - 01.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0766  On January - 01 birth of ali al-Rida, Shia Imam (d. 818)  

1387  On January - 01 birth of charles, The Angry One, king of Navarra (1349-87)  

1431  On this day in history birth of alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503)  

1449  On this day in history birth of lorenzo de'Medici, [The Magnificent] of Florence  

1449  Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian statesman (d. 1492) was born on January - 01.  

1467  On this day in history birth of sigismund I, the old, king of Poland  

1481  On January - 01 birth of huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant reformer  

1484  Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (d. 1531) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0379  Basilius the Great, of Caesarea, saint (Moralia), dies on this day in history.  

0404  Death of Telemachus, Roman monk, murdered on this day in history.  

0898  Odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies at about 39 on January - 01.  

0962  Boudouin III, count of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

1204  Death of King Haakon III of Norway (c. 1170) on January - 01.  

1387  Karel de Boze, king of Navarra (1349-87), dies on January - 01.  

1502  Gregorius XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italy, pope (1572-85), dies on this day in history.  

1515  On January - 01 louis XII, "the Justified" king of France (1498-1515), dies at 52