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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Thursday, 17 April 2014

1697  Johann Pfeiffer, composer on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64  

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  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  On this day in history christian Friedrich Gregor, composer  

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 this day in history daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, dies at 82  

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

1748  Giovanni Furno, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history frans E Jacobus III, Old Pretender, king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies  

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

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

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

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

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  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  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  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  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 this day in history.  

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