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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Friday, 01 August 2014

1697  Johann Pfeiffer, composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar  

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  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 this day in history christian Friedrich Gregor, composer  

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

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

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  On this day in history giovanni Furno, composer  

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

1752  Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker on this day in history.  

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

1777  Micah Hawkins, composer on this day in history.  

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  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  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  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 this day in history.  

0404  On this day in history death of telemachus, Roman monk, murdered  

0898  On this day in history odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies at about 39  

0962  Boudouin III, count of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

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