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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Saturday, 30 August 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  On this day in history pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64  

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

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  Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer on this day in history.  

1729  The birth of Edmund Burke, British Author on this day in history.  

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

1748  On this day in history giovanni Furno, composer  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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  Ali al-Rida, Shia Imam (d. 818) was born on this day in history.  

1387  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of lorenzo de'Medici, [The Magnificent] of Florence  

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

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  On this day in history death of telemachus, Roman monk, murdered  

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

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

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