Historical Events For January - 04
Friday, 24 February 2017
0274 St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
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 January - 04.
0871 On this day in history battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
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 On January - 04 columbus left new world on return from first voyage
1493 On this day in history columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
1519 First Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz) on January - 04.
1519 On January - 04 -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)
1567 On January - 04 franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
1570 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew" on this day in history.
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 January - 04.
1584 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44 on January - 04.
1604 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe) on this day in history.
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 The birth of Sir Isaac Newton, British scientist on this day in history.
1643 Isaac Newton, Grantham England, physicist, mathematician and astronomer ("Whatever goes up must come down") [NS] on this day in history.
1678 Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71 on January - 04.
1695 On January - 04 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 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 Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance on this day in history.
1717 On January - 04 antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
1720 On January - 04 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.