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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

1697  Johann Pfeiffer, composer on January - 01.  

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

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

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

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

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

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  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  On January - 01 daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, dies at 82  

1734  On January - 01 john F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples  

1735  On January - 01 paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)  

1739  J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica on January - 01.  

1745  On this day in history "Mad" Anthony Wayne, general  

1748  Giovanni Furno, composer on January - 01.  

1752  The birth of Betsy Ross, American flagmaker on January - 01.  

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 January - 01 johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26  

1764  John Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster) on January - 01.  

1766  Frans E Jacobus III, Old Pretender, king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies on January - 01.  

1768  Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1770  Date of action in the opera "Madeleine" on January - 01.  

1772  On January - 01 first traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities  

1772  The firt traveler's checks issued (London) on this day in history.  

1776  Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag on this day in history.  

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

1777  On January - 01 micah Hawkins, composer  

1777  On January - 01 emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58  

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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  On this day in history birth of charles, The Angry One, king of Navarra (1349-87)  

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 this day in history.  

1467  On January - 01 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  Basilius the Great, of Caesarea, saint (Moralia), dies on January - 01.  

0404  Death of Telemachus, Roman monk, murdered on January - 01.  

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

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

1502  On this day in history gregorius XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italy, pope (1572-85), dies  

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