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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Monday, 30 March 2015

1697  Johann Pfeiffer, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1701  Great Britain & Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom on January - 01.  

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

1707  On January - 01 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  Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer on January - 01.  

1729  On this day in history the birth of Edmund Burke, British Author  

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

1730  On January - 01 daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, dies at 82  

1734  John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples on this day in history.  

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 January - 01.  

1748  On January - 01 giovanni Furno, composer  

1752  The birth of Betsy Ross, American flagmaker on this day in history.  

1752  On January - 01 elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker  

1753  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1758  Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26 on January - 01.  

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  Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, dies at 73 on January - 01.  

1770  Date of action in the opera "Madeleine" on this day in history.  

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 January - 01 gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag  

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

1777  On January - 01 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  On this day in history 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  Lorenzo de'Medici, [The Magnificent] of Florence was born on January - 01.  

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

1467  Sigismund I, the old, king of Poland was born on January - 01.  

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

1484  Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (d. 1531) was born on January - 01.  

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  On January - 01 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  Death of King Haakon III of Norway (c. 1170) on this day in history.  

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 January - 01.  

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