Historical Events For January - 04
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
0274 St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope on January - 04.
0838 On January - 04 babak, Persian social/religious reformer, martyred
0871 On January - 04 battle at Reading Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
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 this day in history.
0871 Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on January - 04.
1334 Amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye on this day in history.
1357 Flemish Earl Louis & Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty on this day in history.
1490 On January - 04 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 Columbus left new world on return from first voyage on January - 04.
1493 Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage on January - 04.
1519 On January - 04 first Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)
1519 -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz) on this day in history.
1567 On January - 04 franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
1570 On January - 04 spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"
1579 On this day in history willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
1581 James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible) on this day in history.
1584 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44 on this day in history.
1604 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe) on January - 04.
1612 On January - 04 henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
1618 On this day in history in France, Samuel de Champlain receives the dowry of his wife Helene Boulle.
1642 On January - 04 king Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
1643 On this day in history the birth of Sir Isaac Newton, British scientist
1643 On January - 04 isaac Newton, Grantham England, physicist, mathematician and astronomer ("Whatever goes up must come down") [NS]
1678 Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71 on January - 04.
1695 On this day in history duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
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 January - 04.
1707 Louis Willem I, count of Baden-Baden, dies on this day in history.
1710 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo) on this day in history.
1717 On January - 04 netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance
1717 On this day in history antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
1720 On January - 04 johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist
1725 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.
1725 On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]