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Historical Events Happened In January - 01

Friday, 19 December 2014

1697  On this day in history johann Pfeiffer, composer  

1700  Russia replaces Byzantine with Julian calendar on this day in history.  

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

1700  On January - 01 russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar  

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

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

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

1707  Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal on January - 01.  

1709  Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder on this day in history.  

1714  On January - 01 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  Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12] on this day in history.  

1730  Daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1734  On January - 01 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  "Mad" Anthony Wayne, general on this day in history.  

1748  Giovanni Furno, composer on January - 01.  

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

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

1753  On January - 01 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 January - 01 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  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 this day in history first traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities  

1772  On January - 01 the firt traveler's checks issued (London)  

1776  Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag on January - 01.  

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

1777  On January - 01 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 January - 01 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  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 this day in history.  

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

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 January - 01 basilius the Great, of Caesarea, saint (Moralia), dies  

0404  On January - 01 death of telemachus, Roman monk, murdered  

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  Death of King Haakon III of Norway (c. 1170) on January - 01.  

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 January - 01.  

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