Historical Events For January - 04
Saturday, 16 December 2017
0274 On this day in history st Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0838 Babak, Persian social/religious reformer, martyred on January - 04.
0871 Battle at Reading Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on January - 04.
0871 Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by Danish forces at Reading, gains a brilliant victory 4 days later at Ashdown, is defeated January 22 at Basing, triumphs again March 2 at Marton in Wiltshire, but dies in April on January - 04.
0871 On January - 04 battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1334 Amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye on this day in history.
1357 On this day in history flemish Earl Louis & Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty
1490 On this day in history anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.
1493 On January - 04 columbus left new world on return from first voyage
1493 Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage on this day in history.
1519 On this day in history first Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)
1519 -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz) on January - 04.
1567 Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect on January - 04.
1570 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew" on this day in history.
1579 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar on this day in history.
1581 James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible) on this day in history.
1584 On January - 04 tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44
1604 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe) on January - 04.
1612 Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1618 In France, Samuel de Champlain receives the dowry of his wife Helene Boulle on this day in history.
1642 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament on this day in history.
1643 On January - 04 the birth of Sir Isaac Newton, British scientist
1643 Isaac Newton, Grantham England, physicist, mathematician and astronomer ("Whatever goes up must come down") [NS] on January - 04.
1678 On January - 04 johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71
1695 Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies on this day in history.
1698 Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire on January - 04.
1701 Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austria, field marshal, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1707 Louis Willem I, count of Baden-Baden, dies on this day in history.
1710 On January - 04 giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
1717 On January - 04 netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance
1717 On this day in history antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
1720 On this day in history johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist
1725 On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1725 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724] on January - 04.