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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1697  On this day in history johann Pfeiffer, composer  

1700  On this day in history russia replaces Byzantine with Julian calendar  

1700  Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar on this day in history.  

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

1701  Pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1701  Great Britain & Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom on this day in history.  

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

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

1730  Daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

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

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  The birth of Betsy Ross, American flagmaker on this day in history.  

1752  On this day in history elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker  

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  John Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1777  On this day in history micah Hawkins, composer  

1777  Emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0766  On this day in history birth of ali al-Rida, Shia Imam (d. 818)  

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

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

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

1449  On this day in history birth of lorenzo de' Medici, Italian statesman (d. 1492)  

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

1481  On this day in history birth of huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant reformer  

1484  On this day in history birth of huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (d. 1531)  

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  On this day in history odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies at about 39  

0962  On this day in history boudouin III, count of Flanders, dies  

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

1387  Karel de Boze, king of Navarra (1349-87), dies on this day in history.  

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

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