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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

1697  On this day in history johann Pfeiffer, composer  

1700  On January - 01 russia replaces Byzantine with Julian calendar  

1700  Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar on January - 01.  

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

1701  On January - 01 pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64  

1701  On January - 01 great Britain & Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom  

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

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

1709  On this day in history johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder  

1714  On this day in history kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)  

1716  William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75 on this day in history.  

1723  On January - 01 christian Friedrich Gregor, composer  

1729  On January - 01 the birth of Edmund Burke, British Author  

1729  On this day in history edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]  

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

1734  John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples on January - 01.  

1735  On this day in history paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)  

1739  On this day in history j B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica  

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

1748  On this day in history giovanni Furno, composer  

1752  On January - 01 the birth of Betsy Ross, American flagmaker  

1752  Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker on this day in history.  

1753  On this day in history louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer, dies at 55  

1758  On this day in history johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26  

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

1766  On January - 01 frans E Jacobus III, Old Pretender, king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies  

1768  On January - 01 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  On this day in history micah Hawkins, composer  

1777  On this day in history emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0766  Ali al-Rida, Shia Imam (d. 818) was born on January - 01.  

1387  Charles, The Angry One, king of Navarra (1349-87) was born on this day in history.  

1431  Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503) was born on this day in history.  

1449  Lorenzo de'Medici, [The Magnificent] of Florence was born on this day in history.  

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

1467  Sigismund I, the old, king of Poland was born on this day in history.  

1481  Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant reformer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history basilius the Great, of Caesarea, saint (Moralia), dies  

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 this day in history.  

0962  On January - 01 boudouin III, count of Flanders, dies  

1204  On this day in history death of king Haakon III of Norway (c. 1170)  

1387  On this day in history karel de Boze, king of Navarra (1349-87), dies  

1502  On January - 01 gregorius XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italy, pope (1572-85), dies  

1515  On this day in history louis XII, "the Justified" king of France (1498-1515), dies at 52